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Steele, John Martin

Rank and Name, Private John Martin Steele.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Detachment USS Lexington, United States Marine Corps.

 

John is born on 24 Augustus 1920.

Father, John Steele.

Mother, Mary Steele.

 

John enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 336689.

 

John‘s Crew-members of Nr. 2 Anti-Aircraft Battery – were,

Corporal       Elwin E. Smith

Corporal       John R. Harshbarger                   Pfc.              Marvin B. Schluessel

Corporal       Oliver D, Nichelson                      Pfc.              Layne Nordstrom

Corporal       Robert A, Herzog                        Pvt.              Leonard D, MayField

Pfc.              Donald L. Sibler                          Pvt.              Gail .L. Sherwood

Pfc.              Francis N, Woods                        Pvt.              John M. Sreele

Pfc.              Henry Zemoka                           Pvt.              Ellis M. Hulse

Pfc.              Edward J. Juszkowski                  Pvt.              M.L. Landwehr

Pfc.              Richard T. Anderson                   Pvt,              James J. Corbin

Pfc.              Arthur W. Carson

 

John was KIA during the Battle of the Coral Sea, when a bomb exploded in his gun’s ammunition locker, the entire crew was killed or mortally wounded by the blast on 8 May 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Marine Corps Good Combat Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/CV-2.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

 

BOMB ATTACK AND DAMAGE

Dive bombers attacked simultaneously and scored two direct hits and at least five near-misses as follows:

  1. The first direct hit landed in the 5-inch ready service locker which had been converted from Admiral’s stateroom, port side of main deck, frames 55 to 58. This was reported to be a 1000 lb. bomb, but the extent of damage indicates a much smaller bomb – probably a bomb weighing from 100 to 200 pounds. Such bombs were used by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor and in later attacks against Enterpriseand Chester. This bomb has an instantaneous fuse and probably penetrated the light side plating just under the flight deck where it detonated. The 250 Kg general purpose bomb used by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor had a delay-action fuse resulting in detonation after a travel of about 36 feet from the first point hit. The 250 Kg bomb also caused much greater damage than did the bombs which struck Lexington. The Gunnery 0fficer stated that the powder in the 5-inch cartridges in this space was ignited and burned and split open the cases, but that no 5 inch projectiles were noted to have detonated. The immediate consequences of this bomb hit were as follows:
    1. 6 – 5″/25 gun was put out of action and a number of its crew were killed.
    2. Three men on No.4 – 5″/25 gun were killed.
    3. The light metal joiner bulkheads in the Admiral’s and Chief of Staff’s cabin area were disrupted.
    4. Fires were started in Admiral’s and Chief

Young, Carl Curtis

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Carl Curtis Young.

Unit/Placed in, USS Lexington (CV-2) Carrier, United States Navy.

Carl is born approx. on 6 Aug. 1922 in Tennessee.

Father, George Henry Young.

Carl enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 2957537.

Carl was KIA during The Battle Of The Coral Sea, when the USS Lexington was hit by Second torpedoes and then hit by two bombs which gave significant Damage and kill rate under the Crew on 8 May 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

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

Walls of the missing.

Carl also has a Memorial Grave at Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA.

Carl is Mentioned at Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Baggarly, Benjamin Franklin

Rank and Name, Chief Carpenters Mate Benjamin Franklin Baggarly.

Unit/Placed in, USS Lexington (CV-2) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Benjamin is born approx. on 1905 in Georgia.

Spouse, Sarah E. Baggarly.

Son, Robert Baggarly.

 

Benjamin enlisted the service in California with service number # 2675040.

 

Benjamin was KIA when the USS Lexington was bombed and sunk during the Battle of Coral Sea on May 8, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Benjamin also is Mentioned at Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/02.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Jablonski, Alfred Joseph

Name and Rank, Seaman First Class Alfred Joseph Jablonski.

Unit/Placed in, USS Neosho (AO-23) Fleet Oiler, United States Navy, United States Navy.

 

Alfred was born approx. on 1923 in New Jersey.

 

Father, Edward Jablonski.

Mother, Henrietta Jablonski.

Brothers, Edward and Matthew Jablonski.

 

Alfred entered  the service from New Jersey with service number # 2241484.

 

Alfred J. Jablonski was a Seaman First Class in the Navy .

 

Alfred was KIA when the USS Neosho was scuttled by the Japanese Planes on May 7, 1942, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

 

Alfred is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

Alfred is also mentioned at Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park,

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.

 

 

Thanks to http://www.delsjourney.com/uss_neosho/neosho_home.htm

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Neosho_(AO-23)

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

 

The Serviceman if your fallen in action, when your body is found, if not they take 1 day and 1 year to be called Missed in Action.

That is the reason between the date’s.

Tarter, Robert Wesley

Name and Rank, Seaman Second Class Robert Wesley Tarter.

Unit/Placed in, USS Enterprise (CV-6) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

Robert was born approx. on April 24, 1924 in New Mexico.

 

Father, Clarence H. Tarter.

Mother, Dorothy M. (Satterfield) Tarter.

Sister, Mary Tarter.

Brothers, Robert W. and Clarence H. Tarter Jr.

 

Robert entered  the service from California with service number # 3825210.

 

Robert was a Seaman 2nd Class in the United States Navy.

 

Robert was KIA when the USS Enterprise was guarding mission when she was hit by three bombs during the Battle off Eastern Solomon’s on Aug. 24, 1942, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Robert is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila,

National Capital Region, Philippines.

 

Thanks to http://www.cv6.org/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Austin, Arthur Owen

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Arthur Leroy Ashton.

Unit/Placed in, USS Smith (DD-378) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Arthur is born approx. on 3 Jan. 1924 in Clinton County, Iowa.

Father, Harry O. Ashton.

Mother, Laura C. (Chapman) Ashton.

Sister(s), Mary J. and Juanita E. Aston.

Brother(s), Thomas E. and Harold L. Ashton.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 6204987.

 

Arthur was KIA when the USS Smith was Attacked by various Japanese shore batteries and 1 shot 3 shells but they not exploded but took considered damage on, 26 October 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/378.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Ault, William Bowen

Rank and Name, Commander William Bowen Ault.

Unit/Placed in, , USS Lexington (CV-2) Carrier, United States Navy.

 

William is born approx. on 6 Oct. 1898 in Enterprise, Oregon.

Father, Charles A. Ault.

Mother, Tabitha (Acheson) Ault.

Sister(s), Lila and India A. Ault.

Brother(s), Byrd Ault.

Spouse, Margaret E. (Upshur) Ault.

 

William enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 0-057445.

 

William was KIA when the USS Lexington was bombed and sunk during the Battle of Coral Sea on May 8, 1942, he is honored with the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He also is Mentioned at Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/02.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Ashton, Arthur LeRoy

Rank and Name, Fireman Third Class Arthur Leroy Ashton.

Unit/Placed in, USS Smith (DD-378) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.

 

Arthur is born approx. on 3 Jan. 1924 in Clinton County, Iowa.

Father, Harry O. Ashton.

Mother, Laura C. (Chapman) Ashton.

Sister(s), Mary J. and Juanita E. Aston.

Brother(s), Thomas E. and Harold L. Ashton.

 

Arthur enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 6204987.

 

Arthur was KIA when the USS Smith was Attacked by various Japanese Torpedo Plane’s and 1 dropped the torpedo but it  exploded later 26 Oct. 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/378.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Annis, Bruce

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Bruce Annis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Neosho (AO-23) Fleet Oiler, United States Navy.

 

Bruce is born approx. on April 14, 1924 in Contra Costa County, California.

Father, Roy A. Annis.

Mother, Helen W. Annis.

Sister(s), Helen Annis.

Brother(s), Robert A. Warren, Harvey, Edward, Sterling and Bruce Annis .

 

Bruce enlisted the service in California with service number # 3723267.

 

Bruce was KIA when the USS Neosho was scuttled by the Japanese Planes on May 7, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Bruce is also mentioned at Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park,

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.

 

 

Thanks to, https://www.delsjourney.com/uss_neosho/neosho_photos.htm

https://www.navysite.de/ao/ao23.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Annis, Beverly

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Beverly Annis.

Unit/Placed in, USS Neosho (AO-23) Fleet Oiler, United States Navy.

 

Beverly is born approx. on April 14, 1924 in Contra Costa County, California.

Father, Roy A. Annis.

Mother, Helen W. Annis.

Sister(s), Helen Annis.

Brother(s), Robert A. Warren, Harvey, Edward, Sterling and Bruce Annis .

 

Beverly enlisted the service in California with service number # 3763270.

 

Beverly was KIA when the USS Neosho was scuttled by the Japanese Airforce on May 7, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Beverly is also mentioned at Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park,

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.

 

Thanks to, https://www.delsjourney.com/uss_neosho/neosho_photos.htm

https://www.navysite.de/ao/ao23.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com