Cain, James, CWT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1939-1946, BT-0000, USS Chester (CA-27)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
WT-Water Tender
Four Hash Marks

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jul 24, 2006
 
Location of Interment
Bushnell National Memorial Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 1E ROW 6B SITE 16

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran




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Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
From Month/Year
October / 1944
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October / 1944

Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II and, by some criteria, possibly the largest naval battle in history.

It was fought in waters near the Philippine islands of Leyte, Samar and Luzon from 23–26 October 1944, between combined US and Australian forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy. On 20 October, United States troops invaded the island of Leyte as part of a strategy aimed at isolating Japan from the countries it had occupied in Southeast Asia, and in particular depriving its forces and industry of vital oil supplies. The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) mobilized nearly all of its remaining major naval vessels in an attempt to defeat the Allied invasion, but was repulsed by the US Navy's 3rd and 7th Fleets. The IJN failed to achieve its objective, suffered very heavy losses, and never afterwards sailed to battle in comparable force. The majority of its surviving heavy ships, deprived of fuel, remained in their bases for the rest of the Pacific War.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted of four separate engagements between the opposing forces: the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea, the Battle of Surigao Strait, the Battle of Cape Engaño and the Battle off Samar, as well as other actions.

It was the first battle in which Japanese aircraft carried out organized kamikaze attacks. By the time of the battle, Japan had fewer aircraft than the Allied forces had sea vessels, demonstrating the difference in power of the two sides at this point of the war.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
October / 1944
To Month/Year
October / 1944
 
Last Updated:
May 29, 2021
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Intrepid (CVA-11)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  614 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adling, Richard
  • Ball, Robert, PO1, (1942-1945)
  • Baxter, James
  • Bedrosian, John, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
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