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Faass, Irvin, Lee

Name and Rank, Seaman First Class Irvin Lee Faass.

Unit/Placed in, USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Irvin was born approx. on Jan. 1, 1925 in Pueblo County, Colorado.

Father, Clarence Faass.

Mother, Esther Faass.

Sisters, Ruth, Joyce, Margret and Marjorie Faass.

Brother, Everett, Harold and Robert Faass.


Irvin entered  the service from Colorado with service number # 6191625.


Irvin was KIA when the USS Hoel was heavenly fired upon till she sunk during the Battle of Samar, on Oct 25, 1944, and 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.


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

Walls of the Missing


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/533.htm

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


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

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

USS Hoel (DD-533) Destroyer
urvivours Battle of Samar
A Memorial for both Ships USS Hoel-USS S.B. Roberts and USS Johnston
Jewish Serviceman Card
His rank Seaman First Class