Adams, Orville Eugene, 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
1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Monssen (DD-436)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Duquesne, PA
Last Address
1109 Karhl St
Duquesne, PA

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
IOOF Cemetery - Berlin, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Monssen (DD-436)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, Boston Navy Yard
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Monssen (DD-436)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 19, 1942, General Court Martial sentence
  Jun 30, 1942, Summary Court Martial finding
  Jan 19, 1943, Duquesne Seaman Missing1
  May 06, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Apr 12, 2019, General Photos
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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.

S2c Adams was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 6520438

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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