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Gustave Belasco

Death 9 Aug 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 160802551 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, He was not officially declared by the military as being dead until August 10, 1943, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Husband of Frances Belasco who resided in Stamford, Connecticut.

Gustave served as a Water Tender Second Class, U.S.S. Quincy (CA-39), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

The U.S.S. Quincy, in what would be known as The Battle of Savo Island, was attacked by a large Japanese naval force and caught in the crossfire of Japanese ships Aoba, Furutaka, and Tenryū, and was hit heavily and set afire. The Quincy was then hit by two torpedoes from Tenryū, causing severe damage and eventually sank.

Gustave was declared "Missing In Action" in this battle during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 1112537

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The Quincy had a total loss of 370 men dead and 167 wounded and earned one battle star during World War II.

U.S. Ships lost in the Battle of Savo Island:

U.S.S. Astoria (CA-34)
U.S.S. Quincy (CA-39)
U.S.S. Vincennes (CA-44)

The Japanese did not lose any ships in this battle.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!







  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Janice Hollandsworth
  • Added: 9 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 160802551
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gustave Belasco (unknown–9 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160802551, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .