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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Service Years
1940 - 1943
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
Virginia
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander


Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
Location of Interment
Westhampton Memorial Park - Richmond, Virginia
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
Comments 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
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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Memories
In the force escorting the transports carrying the initial landing parties, Helena moved into Kula G... 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
Helena found a measure of revenge when she was assigned to the several bombardments of Japanese posi... More
1943 - 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 was next under attack on the night of 20 October 1942 while patrolling between Espiritu Santo... More
1942 - 1943
USS Helena (CL-50)
USS Helena (CL-50)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1941 - 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
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
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
Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
Description
Cape Esperance (Second Savo) October 11–12, 1942. The Battle of Cape Esperance, also known as the Second Battle of Savo Island and, in Japanese sources, as the Sea Battle of Savo Island, took place on... More
Memories
Helena's next action was near Rennell Island, again in support of a movement of transports into Guad... More
1942 - 1942
American Defense Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Letter A
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
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
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Description
The attack on Pearl Harbor, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, the Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters,  and Operation Z during planning, was a surpri... More
Memories
Helena, assigned to the Pacific Fleet, was at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, when the Japanese att... More
1941 - 1941
Service from 1940

 
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