Barnes, Joseph James, MM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, MM-0000, USS Cassin Young (DD-793)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
6652 Yocum St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Jul 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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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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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Cassin Young (DD-793)
  1943-1943, F2c-0000, USS California (BB-44)
  1943-1943, F2c-0000, San Pedro
  1943-1945, MM-0000, USS Cassin Young (DD-793)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1945-1945 World War II/China-Burma-India Theater/China Defensive Campaign (1942-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII draft card
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to F1c
  Jun 01, 1945, Promoted to MM3
  Jun 18, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Oct 12, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On 28 July, 1945 the battle group including the USS Cassin Young (DD-793) was again a prime target for the Japanese, with one destroyer sunk and another badly damaged by kamikazes. During the engagement, Cassin Young assisted in shooting down two enemy aircraft, and rescued survivors from the sunken ship. The next day, she was struck for the second time, when a low-flying aircraft hit her starboard side, striking her fire control room. A tremendous explosion amidships was followed by fire, but the crew managed to restore power to one engine, get the flames under control, and had the ship underway for the safety of Kerama Retto within 20 minutes. Twenty-two men were killed and 45 wounded. For her determined service and gallantry in the Okinawa radar picket line she was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.

MM3 Barnes was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 6514524

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