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Dacosta, Genaro

Rank and Name,Steward’s Mate First Class Genaro Acosta.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Pecos (AO-6). Fuel-ship, United States Navy


Genaro is born in the Philippines.


Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.


Genaro enlisted the service in Philippines with service number # 4979869.


Genaro was KIA when the ship Sunk after a third Airstrike that day on March 1, 1942. he is honored with a Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to http://navy.memorieshop.com/History/AO-6.html 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/

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

USS Pecos (AO-6) Oiler/Fuel ship
Location Wreck-site
Japanese Aircraft Carrier Soryu
His rank Steward's Mate Third Class