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 Oscar Romeo Graves

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Oscar Romeo Graves

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 13 Nov 1942
  • Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Plot Tablets of the missing
  • Memorial ID 48972793

Oscar served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

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

The Juneau, in the early morning hours in near pitch darkness, was first struck on the port side by a torpedo causing a severe list. The Juneau, once dawn broke, then tried to return to Espiritu Santo for repairs along with the battle damaged U.S.S. Helena and U.S.S. San Francisco, when the Juneau was again hit by a torpedo from Japanese I-26 causing her to sink.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 4029066

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to ShaneO for submitting this record for bio updates!


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S1C, US NAVY WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 1 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48972793
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oscar Romeo Graves (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48972793, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .