Balas, William George, MM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, MM-0000, USS Honolulu (CL-48)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
MM-Machinists Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Linn Station, PA
Last Address
109 Coal Hill
Brownsville, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 20, 1944
Hostile, Died
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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  1943-1944, MM-0000, USS Honolulu (CL-48)

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USS Honolulu (CL-48) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

MM-0000-Machinist's Mate

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 USS Honolulu (CL-48) Details

USS Honolulu (CL-48)

Displacement 9,650 Tons, Dimensions, 608' 4" (oa) x 61' 9" x 24' (Max)
Armament 15 x 6"/47, 8 x 5"/25, 8 x 0.5" 4 Aircraft.
Armor, 5" Belt, 6 1/2" Turrets, 2" Deck, 5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 32.5 Knots, Crew 868.
Operational and Building Data
Launched 26 AUG 1937
Commissioned 15 JUN 1938
Decommissioned 03 FEB 1947
Fate: Sold as scrap to Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore, Maryland on 12 OCT 1959Hull number CL-48

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2019
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USS Honolulu (CL-48)
12 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Honolulu (CL-48)

Hardwick, James, PO1, (1940-1947) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Ferguson, Elmer Wesley, PO1, (1940-1946) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Robards, Jason Nelson, PO1, (1940-1946) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hall, Howard Palmer, S1c, (1942-1945) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Brewer, Jack James, PO2, (1940-1946) BM BM-0000 Seaman First Class
Waite, Eugene Francis, S1c, (1943-1944) RM RM-0000 Seaman First Class
Woodward, George, PO3, (1943-1952) FC FC-0000 Seaman Second Class
Engler, William, HA2c, (1940-1945) 00 00E Hospital Apprentice Second Class
Hayler, Robert Ward, RADM, (1914-1951) OFF Rear Admiral Upper Half
Davis, George Fleming, CDR, (1934-1945) OFF Commander
Morison, Samuel Eliot, RADM, (1942-1951) OFF Commander
Redmond, Gene, S2c, (1944-1946) OFF Seaman Second Class

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