La Barr, Norman Floyd, MM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, MM-0000, USS O'Brien (DD-725)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
MM-Machinists Mate
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rochester, NY
Last Address
250 Furlong St
Rochester, NY

Casualty Date
Mar 27, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS O'Brien (DD-725) joined fleet carrier forces 10 February 1945 for air strikes against Tokyo, Iwo Jima, and the Bonin Islands. Aircraft attacked her off Kerama Retto on 27 March while U.S. forces secured an advance logistics base for the attack on the Japanese home islands. One plane crashed into the water as a result of gunfire while another, a Aichi D3A "Val" carrying a 500-pound bomb, crashed into the port side amidships exploding a magazine. Fifty were killed or missing and seventy-six wounded.

MM1 La Barr was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 4030358

MM1 La Barr joined the US Navy Reserves on February 13, 1939 and was called to active duty on May 26, 1941. Most sources have his last name listed as LaBarr; however, official Navy records have it as La Barr.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Wadleigh (DD-689)USS O'Brien (DD-725)
  1942-1943, MM-0000, USS Lakehurst (APM-9)
  1943-1944, MM-0000, USS Wadleigh (DD-689)
  1944-1945, MM-0000, USS O'Brien (DD-725)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Ormoc Bay
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Ebon Atoll (Operation Flintlock Jr)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to F1c
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to MM2
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to MM1
  Apr 14, 1946, Memorial Rite Today for Navy Man1
  May 18, 1946, Church to Dedicate Memorial Chancel1
  Mar 03, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
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