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LCDR John Austin Collett
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1908
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1942, At Sea

Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until October 27, 1943, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

Son of Mrs. Ruth D. Baughman who resided in the District Of Columbia during the war.

John served as a Lieutenant Commander & Commanding Officer of Torpedo Squadron VT-10, U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He entered the service from Nebraska.

John was declared "Missing In Action" in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands when the Enterprise came under intense attack by Japanese fighters during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 0-062682

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

Special thanks to Loren Bender for submitting this record for bio updates! 
 
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 Parents:
  Austin John Collett (1877 - 1934)
  Ruth Dahlman Baughman (1885 - 1979)
 
 Sibling:
  John Austin Collett (1908 - 1942)
  James Dahlman Collett (1909 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Nebraska.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets Of The Missing
 
Maintained by: Loren Bender
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56787458
LCDR John Austin Collett
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LCDR John Austin Collett
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LCDR John Austin Collett
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Oct. 29, 2015
John A. Collett Commander, U.S. NavyService # 0-062682United States Navy Entered the Service from: NebraskaDied: 27-Oct-43Missing in Action or Buried at SeaTablets of the Missing at Manila American CemeteryManila, Philippines Awards: Purple Heart
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009
Rest In Peace!
- Loren Bender
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009
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