Faatz, Albert Junior, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1944-1944, S2c-0000, USS Eversole (DE-404)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Weedsport, NY
Last Address
Rt 1 Oakland Rd
Weedsport, NY

Casualty Date
Oct 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Weedsport Rural Cemetery - Weedsport, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Sampson, NY)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1944-1944, S2c-0000, USS Eversole (DE-404)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Morotai
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jan 05, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

After the Battle of Leyte Gulf, USS Eversole (DE-404) rescued downed pilots, screened two of the damaged escort carriers, and took wounded off one of the carriers. In the early morning of 28 October, Eversole made contact by sonar with a submarine, and half a minute later suffered the first of two torpedo hits. The ship was ordered abandoned. After the men were all in the water, the submarine surfaced and opened fire, then dived once more. Five minutes later there was a tremendous underwater explosion which killed or wounded some of Eversole's crew. Lights from the survivors' flashlights attracted two other escorts, one of which rescued the 139 wounded survivors, as the other began a series of attacks which sank I-45, presumably the Japanese submarine which had torpedoed Eversole.
 
S2c Faatz was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 6015356

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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