Edwards, Irvin Leslie, FN

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Last Rank
Fireman
Last Primary NEC
FN-0000-Fireman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman
Primary Unit
1943-1943, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
FN-Fireman

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Orleans
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
The Battle of Rennell Island took place on 29-30 January 1943. It was the last major naval engagement between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II. It occurred in the South Pacific between Rennell Island and Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands.

In the battle, Japanese naval land-based torpedo bombers, seeking to provide protection for the impending evacuation of Japanese forces from Guadalcanal, made several attacks over two days on US warships operating as a task force south of this island. In addition to approaching Guadalcanal with the objective of engaging any Japanese ships that might come into range, the U.S. task force was protecting an Allied transport ship convoy carrying replacement troops there.

As a result of the Japanese air attacks on the task force, one U.S. heavy cruiser was sunk, a destroyer was heavily damaged, and the rest of the U.S. task force was forced to retreat from the southern Solomons area. Partly because they turned back the U.S. task force in this battle, the Japanese successfully evacuated their remaining troops from Guadalcanal by 7 February 1943, leaving it in the hands of the Allies and ending the battle for the island.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Jul 13, 2008
   
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  35 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Street, William, CPO, (1940-1946)
  • Vejtasa, Stanley Winfield, CAPT, (1938-1970)
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