Faber, Thomas George, SK2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SK-0000-Storekeeper
Last Rating/NEC Group
Storekeeper
Primary Unit
1941-1942, SK-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
SK-Storekeeper

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Allis, WI
Last Address
1333 S 75th St
West Allis, WI

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Enterprise (CV-6) departed Pearl Harbor on October 16, 1942 headed for the South Pacific, where with Hornet she formed TF 61, although Captain Osborne Hardison relieved Davis on 21 October. Five days later, Enterprise scout planes located a Japanese carrier force and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was under way. Enterprise aircraft struck carriers and cruisers during the struggle, while the Big E herself underwent intensive attack. Hit twice by bombs, Enterprise lost 44 men and had 75 wounded.
 
SK2 Faber was among the men killed in action. He was buried at sea the next day.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3002314

Note: Although most sources have Thomas Faber listed as Storekeeper Third Class, the official muster rolls for the USS Enterprise (CV-6) show that he was promoted to Storekeeper Second Class in October 1942.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1941-1942, SK-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 18, 1941, Promoted to F3c
  Nov 01, 1941, Promoted to F2c
  Dec 01, 1941, Promoted to SK3
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to SK2
  Feb 17, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
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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