Price, William Leslie, GM3c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1940-1942, GM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waynesville, IL
Last Address
Waynesville, IL

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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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
   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Nicholas (DD-449)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  109 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)
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