Raaflaub, Robert Irving, EM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS LCS(L)(3)-7 / USS LSSL-73
Service Years
1943 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Syracuse, NY
Last Address
129 Randall Ave
Syracuse, NY

Casualty Date
Feb 16, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Cemetery - Syracuse, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Duty Stations
Naval Surface Weapons Center Solomons MDUS Navy
  1944-1944, F1c-0000, Naval Surface Weapons Center Solomons MD
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS LCS(L)(3)-7 / USS LSSL-73
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Bataan, Recapture
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 01, 1944, Promoted to EM3
  Apr 08, 1946, Memorial Service Planned for Vet1
  Apr 09, 1946, Service Honors Bataan Casualty1
  Jan 15, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On February 16, 1945 at approximately 0320, the landing craft of Flotilla One came under a surprise attack by about thirty suicide boats, and by heavy shore-based gunfire that appeared to come from Cabello Island. In a matter of minutes LCSs 7, 26 and 49, after receiving multiple hits, were sunk with the loss of 73 lives, and 49 wounded. EM3 Raaflaub was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 8006848

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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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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