Banach, Anthony Stanley, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 00-0000, USS Kimberly (DD-521)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Seaman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Parkesburg, PA
Last Address
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Mar 26, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Sea of Japan
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Kimberly (DD-521) entered the Okinawa campaign and on March 26, 1945, the ship was attacked by two Kamikazes -- Japanese "Val" dive-bombers. They shot down one, but the other, despite numerous hits and in flames, continued and crashed into the after-gun mounts, killing four men and wounding 57. Tony served in one of the after-gun mounts and was killed in the explosion.

Although these facts are presented, Anthony's remains were never recovered and his death listed as "lost at sea".


Service number: 2454478

Bronze Star citation:
Although fully aware that the onrushing hostile plane would crash near him, Banach resolutely remained at his station and aided in maintaining a steady stream of anti-aircraft fire against the suicide attacker. His fearless determination and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death were inspiring to those with whom he served and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1942-1943, 00-0000, Long Beach, Long Island , Receiving Station (NRS)
  1943-1945, 00-0000, USS Kimberly (DD-521)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 27, 1946, Officially declared dead
  Mar 27, 1946, WW2 casualty listing
  Jun 05, 1950, Application for WW2 compensation1
  Sep 28, 2008, Posthumous Bronze Star
  May 25, 2009, A tale of brothers briefly reunited during wartime
  Aug 06, 2017, General Photos1
  Aug 06, 2017, War and service memorials2
  Aug 16, 2017, WW2 draft card information
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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