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 Michael John Kravec

Michael John Kravec

Birth
Death 12 Dec 1944
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 169374382 · View Source
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Husband of Dorothy Kravec who resided in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Michael served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Caldwell (DD-605), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

The U.S.S. Caldwell, while escorting landing craft to Ormoc Bay, was hit by a Japanese kamikaze on the bridge which killed 33 crewman including the Commanding Officer.

Michael was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack on the Caldwell.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 8075103

The Caldwell survived the attack, the war and received eight battle stars for service in World War II.


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  • Maintained by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 5 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169374382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael John Kravec (unknown–12 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169374382, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .