Hanratty, Francis Joseph, Jr., EM1c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1946, EM-0000, USS Bennett (DD-473)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Worcester, MA
Last Address
Auburn, MA

Date of Passing
Oct 25, 2019
 
Location of Interment
Massachusetts National Cemetery - Bourne, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
57 1044

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1943-1946, EM-0000, USS Bennett (DD-473)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Treasury-Bougainville operation (1943)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of the Green Islands
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  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
 
  Dec 01, 1943, Promoted to EM3
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to EM2
  Apr 16, 1945, Promoted to EM1
  Nov 01, 2019, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity

Francis J. Hanratty Jr., 95, of Auburn, Massachusetts, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Fran was born in Worcester, son of Frank and Lilian (Cashman) Hanratty on College Hill. Educated in Worcester schools and at Boys Trade, he was a licensed Master Electrician working for Coghlin Electric and then Wyman-Gordon Company where he retired early as the Chief Electrician of the Millbury and Grafton Plant to take care of his wife Natalie who was in failing health.

Francis was a member of
St Joseph's Parish in Auburn and a member of Tin Can Sailors, Wyman-Gordon Pistol Team, and the Wyman Gordon Camping Club. In his later years, he was made an Honorary Life Member of the Schutzenverein Club in Gill, Mass., a group whose members treated him like one of their own even celebrating his 90th birthday as a special event.
   
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