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Saaf, Courtland Phillip.

Name and Rank, Seaman Second Class Courtland Phillip Saaf.

Unit/Placed in, USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser, United States Naval Reserve.


Courtland was born approx. on 1924 in New York.


Stepfather, Francis J. Cambell.

Mother, Analyne Cambell.


Courtland entered  the service from New York with service number # 6000770.


Courtland P. Saaf was a Seaman Second Class in the United States Navy.


Courtland was KIA when the USS Juneau was hit and sunk by a Torpedo from the Japanese Submarine I-26 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 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.



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

National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/052/04052.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

USS Juneau (CL-52) Cruiser
Ship's Memorial
The Sullivan Brothers
His rank Seaman Second Class
Japanese Submarine I-26