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Faber, Thomas George, SK2c.
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Home Town West Allis, WI
Last Address 1333 S 75th St West Allis, WI
Casualty Date Oct 26, 1942
Cause Hostile, Died
Reason Other Explosive Device
Location Pacific Ocean
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates (cenotaph)
Last Known Activity
USS Enterprise (CV-6) departed Pearl Harbor on October 16, 1942 headed for the South Pacific, where with Hornet she formed TF 61, although Captain Osborne Hardison relieved Davis on 21 October. Five days later, Enterprise scout planes located a Japanese carrier force and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was under way. Enterprise aircraft struck carriers and cruisers during the struggle, while the Big E herself underwent intensive attack. Hit twice by bombs, Enterprise lost 44 men and had 75 wounded.
SK2 Faber was among the men killed in action. He was buried at sea the next day.
Service number: 3002314
Note: Although most sources have Thomas Faber listed as Storekeeper Third Class, the official muster rolls for the USS Enterprise (CV-6) show that he was promoted to Storekeeper Second Class in October 1942.
The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.