Babb, Richard Clemence, 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
1942-1942, S1c-0000, USS Monssen (DD-436)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Everett, MA
Last Address
47 Hosmer St
Everett, MA

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1942-1942, S1c-0000, USS Monssen (DD-436)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)/Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 19, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

In what would later be called the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal the heavily outnumbered US forces sighted the Japanese fleet headed toward Henderson Field on November 13, 1942 to bombard it and cripple Allied air operations long enough to sneak in 11 of their transports to relieve their beleaguered comrades fighting on the island. The battle commenced at 0150 and within 30 minutes USS Monssen (DD-436), which had been spotlighted in the darkness and hit by some 37 shells was reduced to a burning hulk. Twenty minutes later, completely immobilized in all departments, the ship was ordered abandoned. After daybreak Monssen was still a floating incinerator. Survivors who had previously abandoned ship reboarded the hulk and rescued eight men still aboard and alive, five of whom lived after reaching land. The survivors, 40 percent of the crew, were picked up and taken to Guadalcanal. The ship continued to blaze until early afternoon, when the waters of Ironbottom Sound closed over her.
S1c Babb was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 6060715

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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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