Bartlett, James Richard, BM2c

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1945, BM-0000, USS Manila Bay (CVE-61)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
2169 Furley St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 05, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1941-1943, COX-0000, USS Long Island (CVE-1)
  1943-1943, COX-0000, Carrier Air Service Unit 5 (CASU-5)
  1943-1945, BM-0000, USS Manila Bay (CVE-61)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to COX
  Oct 13, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

During the fighting around Mindoro, enemy air attacks intensified on 5 January 1945. Patrolling fighters broke up morning and early afternoon strikes, shooting down numerous raiders. At 16:50, a third attack sent all hands to general quarters. Vectored CAP shot down several enemy planes and anti-aircraft fire accounted for others. Three planes got through to the cruisers Louisville, the destroyer Stafford, and the Australian cruiser Australia. Just before 17:50, two kamikazes dove at USS Manila Bay CVE-61) from the portside. The first plane hit the flight deck to starboard abaft the bridge, causing fires on the flight and hangar decks, destroying radar transmitting spaces, and wiping out all communications. The second plane, aimed for the bridge, missed the island close aboard to starboard and hit the sea off the fantail. Firefighting parties promptly brought the blazes under control, including those of two fueled and burning torpedo planes in the hangar deck. Manila Bay had 14 men killed and 52 wounded.

BM2 Bartlett was killed in action and buried at sea by his shipmates.

Service number: 2660516

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