Stanley John Dubiel

Stanley John Dubiel

Death 12 Oct 1942 (aged 20–21)
Burial Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 107132204 · View Source
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Seaman First Class. One of 48 crew aboard USS Duncan (DD-485) killed in action
during the Battle of Cape Esperance off of Savo Islan near Guadalcanal, when the destroyer engaged Japanese naval forces while providing screening for transport ships in the Guadalcanal campaign. Duncan took direct hits and the order to abandon the disabled ship was called when fires on board overwhelmed the crew. The ship sank six miles north of Savo Island, October 12, 1942. S1/C Dubiel had been badly burned but managed to jump overboard with the assistance of a shipmate. While swimming for shore in the warm waters of the Solomon's, he and his shipmate attracted the attention of ocean predators, and sadly, S/1C Dubiel met his fate shortly thereafter.

Father: Mr. Felix Dubiel, Pine Knob Road

The U.S. Navy lists S1/C Dubiel as KIA (Killed in Action).

S1/C joined the U.S. Navy on February 16, 1942.

Service Number: 6661537

There is a memorial marker in place at the American Cemetery, in Manila, Republic of the Philippines

The American Legion, Buck-Dubiel Post 101, Somers, Conn., is named in his honor.

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  • Created by: Dave McCaffrey
  • Added: 22 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107132204
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