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 George Lesko

George Lesko

Death 9 Aug 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 169690280 · 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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George served as a Hospital Apprentice 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.

George was declared "Missing In Action" when the 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.

The Quincy had a total loss of 370 men dead and 167 wounded.

George was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2073670

George also has a "Cenotaph" at the Saint John the Baptist Greek Catholic Cemetery, Stratford, Connecticut with his parents.
" Click Here " for that record.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 10 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169690280
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Lesko (unknown–9 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169690280, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .