Compomizzo, Marvin Lesslie, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
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Seaman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Antioch, California

Casualty Date
Oct 10, 1944
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Not Specified

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Order of the Shellback

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World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
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  1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)

Seaman 1st Class

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July / 1943

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October / 1944

USS Hoel (DD-533) Unit Page

Seaman 1st Class

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 USS Hoel (DD-533) Details

USS Hoel (DD-533)

USS Hoel (DD-533), 1943-1944


USS Hoel, a 2050-ton Fletcher class destroyer built at San Francisco, California, was commissioned in late July 1943. After shakedown operations along the west coast, she departed for the Pacific combat zone in October 1943. A month later, she took part in the Gilbert Islands invasion as part of the screen for U.S. escort aircraft carriers. She performed a similar mission during the Marshalls operation during January and February 1944, also providing gunfire support during landings on Eniwetok. .Hoel was based in the south Pacific from March 1944, escorting convoys, performing anti-submarine patrols and serving with the escort carriers of the Third and Seventh Fleets. She also participated in the Peleliu invasion during September 1944.

Hoel continued to operate with escort carriers during the invasion of Leyte in October 1944. When the Japanese Navy counter-attacked to produce the decisive Battle of Leyte Gulf, she was operating north of Leyte. A powerful enemy surface force encountered her task group east of Samar on the morning of 25 October, and Hoel and other destroyers valiantly attacked them with guns and torpedoes in order to cover the escort carriers' retreat. Though Hoel was sunk in this Battle off Samar, with the loss of nearly three-quarters of her crew, her sacrifice helped to save all but one of the escort carriers and to deflect the Japanese from their mission of attacking the Leyte invasion force.

USS Hoel was named in honor of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Commander William R. Hoel, a hero of Western Rivers operations during the Civil War.

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Surface Vessels USS G-H


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Last Updated: Oct 10, 2018
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10 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Hoel (DD-533)

Akerman, Phillip Andrew, S1c, (1941-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Erickson, Carl E, S1c, (1944-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Faass, Irvin Lee, S1c, (1942-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Zuccari, Francis, J, S1c, (1941-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Kintberger, Leon, RADM, (1932-1959) OFF 111X Commander
Matthews, Paul, PO2, (1966-1972) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Addington, Norman Eston, PO3, (1942-1944) FC FC-0000 Fire Controlman 3rd Class
THOMAS, William, RADM, (1928-1947) Captain
Hathaway, Amos, CAPT Commander
THOMAS, William, RADM, (1928-1947) Commander
Huffman, Malcolm, WO, (1934-1944) Warrant Officer

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