Aul, Joseph Paul, WT2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1944-1945, WT-0000, USS FORREST (DMS-24)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
WT-Water Tender

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pittsburgh, PA
Last Address
1910 St Paul St
Pittsburgh, PA

Casualty Date
May 27, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Q 1001

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Last Known Activity

USS Forrest  trained in Chesapeake Bay for Pacific duty, for which she sailed 17 January 1945, calling at San Diego and Pearl Harbor for further training and arriving Ulithi on 9 March 1945. Ten days later she sortied for minesweeping operations to clear Okinawa waters for the assault on 1 April, after which she served in patrol, screened smaller minesweepers, performed local escort missions, and carried put the usual multiplicity of destroyer assignments. Several times she assisted ships stricken by kamikaze attacks, and on 27 May her own turn came. Three enemy aircraft were sighted, two of which she downed. The third, however, crashed her starboard side at the waterline, killing 5 and wounding 13 of her men.

WT2 Aul was killed in action. He was first buried in Retto. In 1949, his remains were returned to the United States for burial.
   
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Service number: 6520538

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1942-1944, WT-0000, USS Forrest (DD-461)
  1944-1945, WT-0000, USS FORREST (DMS-24)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Operation Torch/Naval Battle of Casablanca
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 20, 1941, Promoted to S2c
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to F3c
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to F2c
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to F1c
  Dec 01, 1943, Promoted to WT3
  Jan 14, 1944, Demoted to F1c
  Sep 11, 1944, Promoted to WT3
  Apr 01, 1945, Promoted to WT2
  Oct 27, 1949, US National Cemetery Control Form1
  May 18, 1950, WWII Compensation Application1
  Sep 15, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2019, WWII 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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