Antolosky, John, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS De Haven (DD-469)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clymer, PA
Last Address
101 11th St
Windber, PA

Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Saint Mary Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery - Windber, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS De Haven (DD-469)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII Draft Card
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Feb 25, 1943, Windber Seaman Dead1
  Nov 16, 1959, Application for Headstone or Marker1
  Sep 08, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On 1 February 1943, USS De Haven (DD-469) screened six LCTs and a seaplane tender establishing a beachhead at Maravovo on Guadalcanal. While escorting two of the landing craft back to their base in the afternoon, De Haven was warned of an impending air attack by Japanese aircraft supporting Operation Ke. She sighted nine unidentified planes and opened fire as six swung sharply toward her. She shot down three of these planes, but not before all six had dropped their bombs. De Haven was hit by three bombs and further damaged by a near miss. One bomb hit the superstructure squarely, killing the commanding officer instantly. All way was lost after the first hit and the ship began to settle rapidly, sinking about 2 miles east of Savo Island. One of the LCTs she had escorted rescued the survivors. De Haven lost 167 killed and 38 wounded.

S1c Antolosky was among listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6526289

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