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S2 Bernard Francis Armitage
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 13, 1942, At Sea

Son of William Armitage who resided in Paterson, New Jersey.

Bernard served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Passaic County, New Jersey prior to the war.

Bernard 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 # 6464051

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
 
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56786658
S2 Bernard Francis Armitage
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Apr. 5, 2016
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
- sam sproles
 Added: Jan. 17, 2009
 
 
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