Cabrials, Sylvan Anthony, Jr., ENS

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Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, USS Wasp (CV-18)
Service Years
1944 - 1945

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Corpus Christi, TX
Last Address
102 Adams Dr
Corpus Christi, TX

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery - Corpus Christi, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 6 (memorial marker)

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USS Windham Bay (CVE-92)USS Wasp (CV-18)
  1944-1945, USS Windham Bay (CVE-92)
  1945-1945, USS Wasp (CV-18)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 30, 1942, WWII draft card
  Feb 16, 2019, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity

In spite of valiant efforts of her gunners, on 19 March 1945, USS Wasp (CV-18) was hit with a 500-pound armor-piercing bomb. The bomb penetrated the flight deck and the armor-plated hangar deck, and exploded in the crew's galley. Many of her shipmates were having breakfast after being at general quarters all night. The blast disabled the number-four fire room. Around 102 crewmen were lost.
ENS Cabrials was among the men killed. His memorial marker in Corpus Christi states he was buried at sea. It is unknown whether he was killed and buried at sea by his shipmates or if he was one of the men who was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 407265

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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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