Barber, Milton Merle, F2c

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Last Rank
Fireman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
F2c-0000-Fireman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman Second Class
Primary Unit
1944-1944, F2c-0000, USS St. Lo (CVE-63)
Service Years
1944 - 1944
Fireman 2nd Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
East Millsboro, PA
Last Address
East Millsboro, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Other Explosive Device
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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 Duty Stations
USS St. Lo (CVE-63)
  1944-1944, F2c-0000, USS St. Lo (CVE-63)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Morotai
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Aug 25, 1944, Promoted to F2c
  Apr 06, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Oct 06, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On 25 October 1944, the USS St. Lo (CVE-63), during the Battle of Samar, was part of a small task force of six escort carriers, three destroyers and four destroyer escorts. They became engaged in a battle with a Japanese Task force of four Battleships, eight cruisers and twelve destroyers. Although outnumbered and outgunned by the Japanese, the Americans put up a valiant fight, defeating the Japanese after a four-hour battle. Following their defeat, the Japanese sent waves of Kamikaze aircraft to prevent the Americans from exploiting their victory. The St. Lo was hit by a suicide plane that crashed through her flight deck, mortally wounding the valiant ship.

F2c barber was wounded on October 25 and died of his wounds on October 27. He was buried at sea.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 9244668

The information contained within this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorThe National Gold Star Family Registry
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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