Faber, Thomas George, SK2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SK-0000-Storekeeper
Last Rating/NEC Group
Storekeeper
Primary Unit
1941-1942, SK-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
SK-Storekeeper

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Allis, WI
Last Address
1333 S 75th St
West Allis, WI

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Enterprise (CV-6) departed Pearl Harbor on October 16, 1942 headed for the South Pacific, where with Hornet she formed TF 61, although Captain Osborne Hardison relieved Davis on 21 October. Five days later, Enterprise scout planes located a Japanese carrier force and the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was under way. Enterprise aircraft struck carriers and cruisers during the struggle, while the Big E herself underwent intensive attack. Hit twice by bombs, Enterprise lost 44 men and had 75 wounded.
 
SK2 Faber was among the men killed in action. He was buried at sea the next day.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3002314

Note: Although most sources have Thomas Faber listed as Storekeeper Third Class, the official muster rolls for the USS Enterprise (CV-6) show that he was promoted to Storekeeper Second Class in October 1942.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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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:
Feb 17, 2019
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Nicholas (DD-449)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  105 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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