Ansello, Tony, 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 Barton (DD-599)
Service Years
1942 - 1942
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Edenburg, PA
Last Address
Cokeburg, PA

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
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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US Navy
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Barton (DD-599)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
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  WWII Draft Card
  Jul 01, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Sep 06, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

At 01:48hrs (1:48am) on November 13, 1942, the order to open fire was precluded when Akatsuki lit its searchlights onto the cruiser Atlanta causing both sides to immediately open fire on each other and starting the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Now fully enveloped by Japanese battle lines, USS Barton (DD-599) and Monssen steaming astern, broke to the Northwest into the main group of Japanese ships while firing at point blank range on nearby Japanese destroyers and making violent maneuvers to avoid collisions with both friendly and enemy ships in the melee. Barton had just fired a full spread of torpedoes at the battleship Hiei when the light cruiser USS Helena appeared suddenly out of the darkness and cut directly across the bow of Barton. Making an emergency stop to avoid colliding with Helena, Barton found herself at a dead stop as her engineering crew tried to get her engines back into gear to get her moving again. However, before she could get underway two 'Long Lance' torpedoes fired by the Amatsukaze slammed into the midsection of Barton; one in her boiler room and one in her engine room. The massive explosions broke the Barton in two and both sections sank only minutes after the first torpedo struck, carrying with her 164 men: 13 officers and 151 of her crew.

S2c Ansello was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6522936

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
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