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Babb, Richard Clement

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Richard Clement Babb.

Unit/Placed in, USS Monssen (DD-436) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Richard is born approx. on 1920 in Everett, Massachusetts.

Father, Harry C. Babb.

Mother, Lilian B. Babb.

Sister(s), Vivian M. Celine C. and Geraldine M. Babb.

Brother(s), Raymond C. Clayton C. and David J. Babb.


Richard enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 6060715.


Richard was KIA when the USS Monssen was hit by many Shells from the Japanese Navy during the Battle at Guadalcanal (Navy Battle of Savo) on Nov. 13, 1942 on, 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.


Richard 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/05/436.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


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

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

USS Monssen (DD-436) Destroyer
Mail to USS Enterprise
Depth Charge
Location wreck
USS Monssen wreck
His rank Seaman First Class