Abraham, Louis Isaac, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Astoria (CA-34)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jeanette, PA
Last Address
1201 Illinois Ave
Dormont, PA

Casualty Date
Aug 09, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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USS Astoria (CA-34)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Astoria (CA-34)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  WWII draft card
  Apr 18, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Oct 02, 1943, Jewish Serviceman Card1
  Apr 07, 2019, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On August 8, 1945, the  USS Astoria was part of the force during the Battle of Savo Island. She was struck by many enemy shells, but kept up the fight until the ability to steer the ship occurred at approximately 0225 the next morning. Fires raged throughout the ship and the injured were gathered on deck. Many of them were successfully transferred to the USS Bagley. From that point on, the crew of the Astoria worked to put out the fires and save their ship. At approximately 1130, the order was given to abandon ship. The Astoria sunk at 1216 on August 9, 1942.

The exact cause of the loss of S2c Abraham is unknown. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 6321308

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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