Olexa, David Edward, MoMM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
Service Years
1941 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Neffs, OH
Last Address
Box 94
Neffs, OH
(Parents~Mr&Mrs Samuel Olexa

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  1943, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry

Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
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Two carrier task forces (Vice Adm. W. F. Halsey and Rear Adm. F. J. Fletcher) and a bombardment group (Rear Adm. R. A. Spruance), totaling 2 aircraft carriers, 5 cruisers, and 10 destroyers, attack Kwajalein, Wotje, Maloelap, Jaluit, and Mili in the Marshall Islands and Makin, Gilbert Islands. United States naval vessels damaged: Carrier ENTERPRISE (CV-6), by suicide bomber, Marshall- Gilberts raid,  Heavy cruiser CHESTER (CA-27), by dive bomber, Marshall- Gilberts raid,
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
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Last Updated:
Jun 23, 2009
Personal Memories

On her first war patrol, from 8 February to 4 April 1942, Grampus sank an 8636-ton tanker, the only kill of her short career, and reconnoitered Kwajalein and Wotje atolls, later the scene of bloody but successful landings. Grampus's second and third patrols were marred by a heavy number of antisubmarine patrol craft off Chuuk and poor visibility as heavy rains haunted her path along the Luzon and Mindoro coasts. Both patrols terminated at Fremantle, Australia.

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  88 Also There at This Battle:
  • Donaldson, Lyle, MCPO, (1940-1975)
  • Jacobs, Robert Peter, PO2, (1941-1943)
  • Porter, Gery, CPO, (1940-1946)
  • Tagliareni, Joseph
  • Vejtasa, Stanley Winfield, CAPT, (1938-1970)
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