|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1942, At Sea|
Son of Mrs. Bridget Beers who resided in Harrison, New Jersey.
Thomas served as a Boatswain's Mate Second Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.
He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.
Thomas 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 # 2281894
( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )
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# 56786841
Added: Apr. 8, 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.|
Added: Jun. 2, 2014