Camp, William Henry, Jr., AOM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AOM-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1942-1942, AOM-0000, VB-10
Service Years
1939 - 1942
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pleasant Hill, NC
Last Address
Gaysburg, NC

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1942
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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NAS PensacolaNAS San DiegoVB-10USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1940-1942, AOM-0000, NAS Pensacola
  1942-1942, AOM-0000, NAS San Diego
  1942-1942, AOM-0000, VB-10
  1942-1942, AOM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
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  May 23, 2017, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

USS Enterprise (CV-6) departed Pearl Harbor on October 16, 1942 headed for the South Pacific, where with Hornet she formed TF 61, although Captain Osborne Hardison relieved Davis on 21 October. Five days later, Enterprise scout planes located a Japanese carrier force and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was under way. Enterprise aircraft struck carriers and cruisers during the struggle, while the Big E herself underwent intensive attack. Hit twice by bombs, Enterprise lost 44 men and had 75 wounded.
AOM2 Camp was among the men killed in action. He was buried at sea the next day.

Service number: 2624319
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
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  2019, World War II Fallen
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