Aureli, Sestilio John, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman First Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1945-1945, S1c-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Seaman First Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Solvay, NY
Last Address
105 1st St
Liverpool, NY

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Sea of Japan
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
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Last Known Activity

USS Bonefish (SS-223) was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18th. Captured Japanese records indicate that a Japanese vessel was sunk on June 19th and that during an intense counterattack a submarine was sunk with all hands. It is presumed that this was the Bonefish. Seaman First Class Aureli was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.

Service number: 8983728

Submarine war patrols: USS Bonefish (SS-223) - 7th and 8th

Sestilio Aureli also served for a short time in the New York Army Guard with Company E of the 3rd Regiment from 5/25/42 until 11/6/43. Nothing else is known about this service period.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSTA Mare Island, CAUSS Bluefish (SS-222)USS Bonefish (SS-223)
  1944-1944, S1c-0000, NAVSTA Mare Island, CA
  1944-1945, S1c-0000, USS Bluefish (SS-222)
  1945-1945, S1c-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 02, 1938, Married Minerva O Colwell
  Nov 06, 1943, New York Guard card1
  Oct 17, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
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