Yeates, Arthur Bernard, Jr., LCDR

Fallen
 
 Service Photo   Service Details
View Time Line
Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, 111X, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1915
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Tommy Burgdorf (Birddog), FC2 to remember Yeates, Arthur Bernard, Jr., LCDR.

If you knew or served with this Sailor and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
1804 E. Ocean View Ave
Norfolk, VA

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
Westhampton Memorial Park - Richmond, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen

 Photo Album   (More...



Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

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 the third carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II and the second major engagement fought between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal Campaign. As at the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, the ships of the two adversaries were never within sight of each other. Instead, all attacks were carried out by carrier-based or land-based aircraft.

After several damaging air attacks, the naval surface combatants from both America and Japan withdrew from the battle area without either side securing a clear victory. However, the U.S. and its allies gained tactical and strategic advantage. Japan's losses were greater and included dozens of aircraft and their experienced aircrews. Also, Japanese reinforcements intended for Guadalcanal were delayed and eventually delivered by warships rather than transport ships, giving the Allies more time to prepare for the Japanese counteroffensive and preventing the Japanese from landing heavy artillery, ammunition, and other supplies.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Oct 20, 2014
   
Personal Memories

Memories
After preliminary overhaul at Pearl Harbor, Helena steamed to Mare Island Navy Yard for permanent repairs. In 1942, she sailed to enter action, escorting a detachment of SeaBees and an aircraft carrier rushing planes to the South Pacific. She made two quick dashes from Espiritu Santo to Guadalcanal, where the long and bloody battle for the island was then beginning, and having completed these missions, joined the Task Force formed around Wasp (CV-7).



This Task Force steamed in distant support of six transports carrying Marine reinforcements to Guadalcanal. On 15 September 1942, in mid-afternoon Wasp was suddenly hit by three Japanese torpedoes. Almost at once, she became an inferno. Helena, her guns blazing, stood by to rescue nearly 400 of Wasp's officers and men, whom she took to Espiritu Santo.

   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Nicholas (DD-449)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  104 Also There at This Battle:
  • Burlingame, Archie, S1c, (1923-1943)
  • Delchamps, Newton, MCPO, (1941-1965)
  • Earnest, Albert, CAPT, (1941-1972)
  • Fayle, Edward, LTJG, (1941-1945)
  • Ferrier, Harry, CDR, (1941-1970)
  • Harp, Edward Blaine, RADM, (1929-1961)
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011