Haaser, Francis Louis, FC1c

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Last Rank
Fire Controlman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1942-1942, FC-0000, USS Barton (DD-599)
Service Years
1936 - 1942
FC-Fire Controlman
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Titusville, PA
Last Address
902 N 16th St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Maryland (BB-46)Advancement Schools and CoursesUS NavyUSS Washington (BB-56)
  1937-1939, FC-0000, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1939-1940, FC-0000, (FC) Fire Controlman B School
  1940-1941, FC-0000, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1941-1941, FC-0000, Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
  1941-1942, FC-0000, USS Washington (BB-56)
  1942-1942, FC-0000, (FC) Fire Controlman A School
  1942-1942, FC-0000, USS Barton (DD-599)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 16, 1940, Promoted to FC1
  Nov 22, 1941, Married Adelaide Marie Zerres
  Jan 04, 1943, Report Titusville Man as Missing in Action1
  Jan 20, 1943, Phila. Navy Man Missing in Action1
  Jun 12, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Jan 12, 2019, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

At 01:48hrs (1:48am) on November 13, 1942, the order to open fire was precluded when Akatsuki lit its searchlights onto the cruiser Atlanta causing both sides to immediately open fire on each other and starting the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Now fully enveloped by Japanese battle lines, USS Barton (DD-599) and Monssen steaming astern, broke to the Northwest into the main group of Japanese ships while firing at point blank range on nearby Japanese destroyers and making violent maneuvers to avoid collisions with both friendly and enemy ships in the melee. Barton had just fired a full spread of torpedoes at the battleship Hiei when the light cruiser USS Helena appeared suddenly out of the darkness and cut directly across the bow of Barton. Making an emergency stop to avoid colliding with Helena, Barton found herself at a dead stop as her engineering crew tried to get her engines back into gear to get her moving again. However, before she could get underway two 'Long Lance' torpedoes fired by the Amatsukaze slammed into the midsection of Barton; one in her boiler room and one in her engine room. The massive explosions broke the Barton in two and both sections sank only minutes after the first torpedo struck, carrying with her 164 men: 13 officers and 151 of her crew.
FC1 Haaser was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2341493

FC1 Haaser served in the US Army in 1934 and 1935.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WWII 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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