Faass, Irvin Lee, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Seaman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fort Lupton, CO
Last Address
Fort Lupton, CO

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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S1c Faass was stationed aboard the USS Hoel (DD-533). During the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the ship was the target of both torpedoes and large caliber gun fire from Japanese ships. Although the Hoel was damaged, her crew continued to fight. Once the ship was damged and the captain knew the ship would be lost, he ordered the ship be abandoned. The men continued to leave the ship until it rooled over and sank. Of the crew, 253 men died either because they didn't get off the ship or drowned while awaiting rescue. It is unknown into which category Faass should be placed. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 619625

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Farragut, ID)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 09, 1943, Declared straggler
  Oct 13, 1943, Returned to ship
  Aug 01, 1944, Promoted to S1c
  Feb 02, 1945, Jewish Serviceman Card1
  Jan 04, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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