Babbs, Marshall Lewis, 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
1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Birmingham (CL-62)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Albany, IN
Last Address
36 W 9th St
New Albany, IN

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - New Albany, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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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. S2c Babbs was among the men killed. He was buried at sea.

Service number: 6348196

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Newport News Navy YardUS Navy
  1942-1943, S2c-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News, Newport News Navy Yard
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS Wyoming (AG-17)
  1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Birmingham (CL-62)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1943 Sicily Campaign (1943)/Opertion Huskey
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  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 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 22, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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