Bliskey, Joseph John, Jr., ART1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
ART-0000-Aviation Radio Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radio Technician
Primary Unit
1943-1944, ART-0000, USS Suwanee (CVE-27)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
ART-Aviation Radio Technician

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Johnsonburg, PA
Last Address
301 Fairview Ave
Johnsonburg, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Holy Rosary Cemetery - Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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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
  1943-1944, ART-0000, USS Suwanee (CVE-27)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
  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 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Morotai
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  WWII draft card
  Feb 16, 1944, Promoted to ART1
  May 01, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Nov 03, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

At 07:40 on October 25, 1944 "Taffy 1" was jumped by land-based planes from Davao in the first deliberate suicide attack of the war. The first one crashed into Santee; and, 30 seconds later, USS Suwannee (CVE-27) splashed a kamikaze during his run on Petrof Bay. Her gunners soon shot down another enemy plane, then bore down on a third circling in the clouds at about 8,000 ft. They hit the enemy, but he rolled over, dove at Suwannee and crashed into her at 08:04 about 40 ft forward of the after elevator, opening a 10 ft hole in her flight deck. His bomb compounded the fracture when it exploded between the flight and hangar decks, tearing a 25 ft gash in the latter and causing a number of casualties. Within two hours, her flight deck was sufficiently repaired to enable the escort carrier to resume air operations.

ART1 Bliskey was killed in action and buried at sea by his shipmates.

Service number: 6523677

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