Edwards, Houston Ernest, CEM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, EM-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1917 - 1944
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1901
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Speedwell, TN
Last Address
199 Madison St
Portsmouth, NH


Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Indonesia
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Knoxville National Cemetery - Knoxville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot A-5693, Row 25

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East Indies Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Java Sea
From Month/Year
February / 1942
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February / 1942

Description
The Battle of the Java Sea was a decisive naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II.

Allied navies suffered a disastrous defeat at the hand of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on 27 February 1942, and in secondary actions over successive days. The American-British-Dutch-Australian Command (ABDA) Strike Force commander—Rear-Admiral Karel Doorman—was killed. The aftermath of the battle included several smaller actions around Java, including the smaller but also significant Battle of Sunda Strait. These defeats led to Japanese occupation of the entire Netherlands East Indies.

The battle was the largest surface ship engagement since the Battle of Jutland in 1916.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
February / 1942
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February / 1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  • Laird, Jay R, PO3, (1937-1942)
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