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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Service Years
1941 - 1943
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home Country
United States
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Naval Aviator Wings


Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Jul 06, 1943
Service to 1943
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
MIA/KIA
1943
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
1943
Navy Unit Commendation (NUC)
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
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
1943
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
1943
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
1943
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
1943
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
1943
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1943
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
... More
Memories
By 01:57, the Battle of Kula Gulf had begun, with Helena began blasting away with a fire so rapid an... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Rennel Island
Description
The Battle of Rennell Island took place on 29-30 January 1943. It was the last major naval engagement between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal campaign of W... More
Memories
Helena found a measure of revenge when she was assigned to the several bombardments of Japanese posi... More
1943 - 1943
New Georgia Campaign (1943)
Description
This operation was fought during the Pacific war on this group of islands situated in the central Solomons. US forces invaded them as part of an American offensive (CARTWHEEL) to isolate and neutraliz... More
Memories
she was assigned to the several bombardments of Japanese positions on New Georgia during January 194... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Kula Gulf
Description
The naval Battle of Kula Gulf took place in the early hours of 6 July 1943 during World War II and was between United States and Japanese ships off the coast of Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands.
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... More
Memories
she was back at Espiritu Santo in March to participate in bombardments of New Georgia, soon to be in... More
1943 - 1943
USS Helena (CL-50)
USS Helena (CL-50)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1942 - 1943
Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
Description
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and a... More
Memories
Helena's next action was near Rennell Island, again in support of a movement of transports into Guad... More
1942 - 1943
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Comments
Comments Pending
1940 - 1943
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
1942
World War II
Description
Overview of World War II 

World War II killed more people, involved more nations, and cost more money than any other war in history. Altogether, 70 million people served in the armed forces during th
... More
Memories
She made two quick dashes from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal, where the long and bloody battle for t... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Description
The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons (also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and, in Japanese sources, as the Second Battle of the Solomon Sea  took place on 24–25 August 1942, and was th... More
Memories
After preliminary overhaul at Pearl Harbor, Helena steamed to Mare Island Navy Yard for permanent re... More
1942 - 1942
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
Rank
Seaman
NEC
139X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Line Officer
1941 - 1942
Service from 1941

 
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