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Alvarado, Joseph Duarte

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Joseph Duarte Alvarado.

Unit/Placed in, USS Jarvis (DD-393) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Joseph is born approx. on Oct. 12, 1922 in Los Angeles County, California.

Father, Joseph E. Alvarado.

Mother, Guadalupe Alvarado.

Born in Mexico.


Joseph enlisted the service in  with service number # .


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Joseph was KIA when the USS Jarvis was attacked by the Various planes and the ship sunk on Aug. 9, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.

is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/393.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

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


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

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


On August 8th the Jarvis, while between Guadalcanal and Florida Island, was attacked along with other U.S. ships by 26 Japanese Torpedo planes. 17 of the planes were downed but one that survived dropped a torpedo that struck the Jarvis on the starboard side that left a 50-foot gash.

After the battle the Jarvis departed heading toward Sydney, Australia for repairs. On August 9th 31 Japanese torpedo bombers attacked the battle damaged destroyer with bullets and torpedoes. According to Japanese records, Jarvis “split and sank” at 1300 on 9 August. None of her 233 remaining crew survived the onslaught.


The Jarvis was one of only two American major surface warships to be lost in WWII with no survivors. The other one was the U.S.S. Pillsbury (DD-227).

USS Jarvis (DD-393) Destroyer
Location Wreck
Casualty List
His rank Fireman Second Class