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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Service Years
1938 - 1941
Home State
Ohio
Air Crew Wings


Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall Coordinates
(cenotaph)
Dec 27, 1941
Service to 1941
VP-101 Black Cats
VP-101 Black Cats
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1941 - 1941
VP-21 Blackjacks
VP-21 Blackjacks
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1941
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments

Six PBYs departed their advance base at Ambon in the Netherlands East Indies at 2300 on 26 December 1941 to attack Japanese shipping reported in Jolo harbor in the Sulu Archipelago. Bangust flew as s... 
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1941
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1941
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1941
Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
Description
The Philippines Campaign (Filipino:Labanan sa Pilipinas (1941–1942)) or the Battle of the Philippines was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan in 1941–1942 and the defense of the islands by Filipi... More
1941 - 1941
COMPATWING 2 (CPW-2)
COMPATWING 2 (CPW-2)
Rank
Seaman 1st Class
NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1939 - 1940
USS Holland (AS-3)
USS Holland (AS-3)
Rank
Seaman Second Class
NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1939 - 1939
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Star in Lieu of the following Clasps
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
Service from 1938

 
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