Haas, Edward Joseph, 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 Birmingham (CL-62)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West New York, NJ
Last Address
West New York, NJ

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 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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Last Known Activity

On October 24, 1944, the USS Birmingham (CL-62) was rendering firefighting assistance to the aircraft carrier Princeton during the Battle of Leyte Gulf when flames touched off the after magazines of the carrier. The subsequent explosions showered the Birmingham with debris and shrapnel, killing 233 men, and wounding 426. S1c Haas was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2244945

Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Birmingham (CL-62)
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 337 (April 1945)
Citation: (Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Seaman First Class Edward J. Haas (NSN: 2244945), United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action as gunner of a 20-mm. gun aboard the U.S.S. BIRMINGHAM (CL-62) in the Solomon Islands on 8 - 9 November 1943. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
USS Texas (BB-35)US Navy
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Birmingham (CL-62)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 17, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  May 29, 1943, Demoted to S2c
  Jan 06, 2019, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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