|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1942, At Sea|
Gust served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa prior to the war.
Gust was declared "Missing In Action" in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal during the war.
The Juneau, in the early morning hours in near pitch darkness, was first struck on the port side by a torpedo causing a severe list. The Juneau, once dawn broke, then tried to return to Espiritu Santo for repairs along with the battle damaged U.S.S. Helena and U.S.S. San Francisco, when the Juneau was again hit by a torpedo from Japanese I-26 causing her to sink.
He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Service # 3215006
Gust also has a "Cenotaph" in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.
( see family links below )
( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
Fred Bernhardt (____ - 1956)
Mary Schmeider Bernhardt (____ - 1961)
Fred Bernhardt (1916 - 2004)*
Gust Bernhardt (1922 - 1942)*
Gust Bernhardt (1922 - 1942)
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56758926
Added: Apr. 8, 2016
Added: Apr. 3, 2015
In memory of all those gallant men of the USS Juneau (CL-52) who made the ultimate sacrifice to win the Battle of Guadalcanal and will be "forever on station" with their ship. God bless you for fighting for free men everywhere.|
Added: Jun. 2, 2014