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Eugene Nogas

Death 13 Nov 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 170273564 · View Source
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Eugene served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Atlanta (CL-51), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Eugene was declared "Missing In Action" in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal during the war.

The Atlanta was first hit in the forward engine room by a torpedo, fired by either the Japanese ship Inazuma or Ikazuchand, and lost all but auxiliary diesel power.

The Atlanta was then hit by an estimated nineteen 8-inch (200 mm) shells which the U.S.S. San Francisco, unknowingly during the confusion, fired into her.

The Atlanta's Captain, Samuel P. Jenkins, due to the ship being severely damaged beyond repair, ordered that the Atlanta be abandoned and sunk with a demolition charge.

Eugene was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6420272

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In the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, which was considered a United States strategic victory, the Navy lost 2 light cruisers, 7 destroyers, and 36 aircraft for a total of 1,732 killed in this four day battle.

U.S. Light Cruisers Lost:
U.S.S. Atlanta (CL-51)
U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52)

U.S. Destroyers Lost:
U.S.S. Barton (DD-599)
U.S.S. Benham (DD-397)
U.S.S. Cushing (DD-376)
U.S.S. Laffey (DD-459)
U.S.S. Monssen (DD-436)
U.S.S. Preston (DD-379)
U.S.S. Walke (DD-416)

Japanese losses included:
2 battleships
1 heavy cruiser
3 destroyers
11 transports
64 aircraft

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Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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







  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 20 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170273564
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Nogas (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170273564, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .