Bennak, John, MM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, MM-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
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Order of the Golden Dragon
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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1943
 
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
Not Specified
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  1942-1943, MM-0000, USS Helena (CL-50)

MM-Machinists Mate

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Unit
USS Helena (CL-50) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer First Class

NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
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 USS Helena (CL-50) Details

USS Helena (CL-50)
USS Helena CL-50-700px.jpg
USS Helena in the South Pacific, 1943
(note: radar antennas have been brushed out by censors)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Helena
Namesake: Helena, Montana
Builder: New York Navy Yard
Laid down: 9 December 1936
Launched: 27 August 1939
Commissioned: 18 September 1939
Fate: Sunk, Battle of Kula Gulf, 6 July 1943
General characteristics
Class and type: St. Louis-class light cruiser
Displacement: 10,000 long tons (10,000 t)
Length: 608.3 ft (185.4 m)
Beam: 61.7 ft (18.8 m)
Draft: 19.8 ft (6.0 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbines
Speed: 33 kn (38 mph; 61 km/h)
Complement: 888 officers and enlisted men
Sensors and
processing systems:
Radar
Armament: 15 × 6 in (150 mm)/47 cal guns (5x3)
8 × 5 in (130 mm)/38 cal dual purpose guns (4x2)
8 × .50 in (12.70 mm) anti-aircraft machine guns


Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS G-H

Strength
Light Cruiser

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2013
   
   
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USS Helena (CL-50)

Bidelot, Albert Raphael, PO1, (1935-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bailey, James Monroe, PO3, (1939-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bearden, Henry, FN, (1943-1945) MM MM-0000 Fireman
Borgeson, Victor N., FA, (1942-1943) MM MM-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Cecil, Charles Purcell, RADM, (1916-1944) OFF 111X Captain
Hoover, Gilbert, ADM, (1916-1947) OFF 111X Captain
Buerkle, Elmer Charles, CDR, (1925-1943) OFF 111X Commander
Yeates, Arthur Bernard, LCDR, (1940-1943) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Mooney, John Frederick, LT, (1939-1943) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Washburn, Henry Stephenson, LT, (1940-1943) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Griffin, Joseph Sebastian, LTJG, (1939-1943) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hansen, William James, LTJG, (1940-1943) OFF 116X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lynch, Jack, ENS, (1941-1943) OFF 116X Ensign
Cranford, Robert Marion, PO1, (1932-1944) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Krames, Edward C., PO1, (1936-1943) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Miller, Clarence Irving, CPO, (1935-1944) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Baldwin, Raymond William, PO2, (1939-1943) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Furr, James H, PO2, (1939-1943) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Labolle, Donald C., PO2, (1940-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Rzempoluch, John, PO2, (1939-1943) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Austin, Samuel, PO2, (1940-1943) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
DeLong, George, PO1, (1941-1947) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kuhr, Willis L., PO3, (1940-1943) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Murphy, George (Dewey), PO2, (1942-1947) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Allen, Robert Orville, Cox, (1940-1943) COX COX-0000 Coxswain
Baliva, Frank, S1c, (1940-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Brandt, Walter, S1c, (1941-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Bishop, Leslie Haven, S1c, (1941-1943) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Link, Arlo M., S1c, (1941-1943) SN SN-9700 Seaman
English, Robert Henry, RADM, (1911-1943) Captain
Hallenberg, William, LTJG, (1941-1943) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bennett, Tobe, PO1, (1939-1943) Petty Officer First Class
Klee, Earl Irwin, PO1, (1939-1943) Petty Officer First Class
Lisko, Aleck, PO1, (1939-1943) Petty Officer First Class
Berry, Vernon, PO2, (1941-1943) Petty Officer Second Class
Karvinen, Richard, PO2, (1941-1943) Petty Officer Second Class
Kenyon, Vern, PO2, (1941-1943) Petty Officer Second Class
Lambert, Leonard A., PO2, (1940-1943) Petty Officer Second Class
Addcox, Grayston, PO3, (1942-1943) Petty Officer Third Class
Koons, Kenneth, PO3, (1942-1943) Petty Officer Third Class
Larzelere, Harris E., PO3, (1941-1943) Petty Officer Third Class
Douglas, General Preston, S1c, (1941-1943) Seaman 1st Class
Wills, Charles, S1c, (1940-1945) Seaman 1st Class
Cannon, Homer, CPO, (1941-1973) Seaman
Fields, Paul Vincent, S1c, (1942-1943) Seaman
Krieg, Stanley D., S1c, (1942-1943) Seaman
Langley, Wayne L., S1c, (1940-1943) Seaman
Loges, Walter W., S1c, (1942-1943) Seaman
Edwards, Irvin Leslie, FN, (1942-1943) Fireman
Bodkin, Frank Anderson, PO2, (1940-1943) Seaman Apprentice
Klein, Herman, S2c, (1942-1943) Seaman Apprentice
Bennett, James, FA, (1943-1943) Fireman Apprentice

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