Edgar, Maynard Harley, EM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1942, EM-0000, USS Juneau (CL-52)
Service Years
1939 - 1942
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Eldred, PA
Last Address
Main St
Eldred, PA

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1942
 
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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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1939-1940, F3c-0000, USS Mason (DD-191)
  1940-1942, EM-0000, USS Rowan (DD-405)
  1942-1942, EM-0000, USS Juneau (CL-52)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1940-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Buin-Faisi-Tonolai Raid
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 17, 1940, Promoted to F3c
  Feb 16, 1941, Promoted to F2c
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to EM3
  Jul 01, 1942, Promoted to EM2
  May 23, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Feb 19, 2020, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On November 12, 1942, USS Juneau (CL-52) was struck on the port side by a torpedo launched by Japanese destroyer Amatsukaze, causing a severe list, and necessitating withdrawal. Before noon on 13 November, Juneau, along with two other cruisers damaged in the battle - Helena and San Francisco -headed toward Espiritu Santo for repairs. Juneau was steaming on one screw, keeping station 800 yd off the starboard quarter of the likewise severely damaged San Francisco. She was down 12 feet by the bow, but able to maintain 13 kn. A few minutes after 1100, two torpedoes were launched from Japanese submarine I-26. These were intended for San Francisco, but both passed ahead of her. One struck Juneau in the same place that had been hit during the battle. There was a great explosion; Juneau broke in two and disappeared in just 20 seconds. Fearing more attacks from I-26, and wrongly assuming from the massive explosion that there were no survivors, Helena and San Francisco departed without attempting to rescue any survivors. In fact, more than 100 sailors had survived the sinking of Juneau. They were left to fend for themselves in the open ocean for eight days before rescue aircraft belatedly arrived. While awaiting rescue, all but 10 died from the elements and shark attacks.

EM2 Edgar was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2342055

The web site Fold 3 contains a note that EM2 Edgar's remains were returned to the United States in 1948. This is not the case. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency lists his remains as unrecoverable. This profile reflects that fact.

The information contained within this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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