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Abrahamson, Chester E.

Rank and Name, Boatswain’s Mate First Class Chester E. Abrahamson.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.


Chester is born in Genove, Illinois.


Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.


Chester enlisted the U.S.Navy in Illinois with service number # 2995988.


Chester was KIA when the ship was sunk during the Battle of Sundai Straight on March 1, 1942, Boatswain’s Mate First Class Chester E. Abramson is honored with a  Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Chester is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Hendriks  https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org

USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
His rank Boatswain's Mate First Class