Burrs, John William, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1942-1945, S1c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Johnsonburg, PA
Last Address
Freedom, PA

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
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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Last Known Activity

On 30 July 1945, after delivering parts for the first atomic bomb to the United States air base at Tinian, the ship was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58. She sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 crewmen aboard, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remaining 900 faced exposure, dehydration, and shark attacks while floating with few lifeboats and almost no food or water. Only 317 of the 900 survived.

S1c Burrs was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 6528433

The information contained within this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1942-1945, S1c-0000, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation of Attu
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  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 Tinian
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  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
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 30, 1942, WWII draft card
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to S2c
  Dec 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Mar 29, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Dec 28, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
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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