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GM1 Joseph Bronislaus Kalenik

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GM1 Joseph Bronislaus Kalenik

  • Birth unknown New York, USA
  • Death 21 Feb 1945 At Sea
  • Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
  • Plot Courts of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 56112502

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kazimer Kalenik who resided in Buffalo, New York.

Joseph served as a Gunner's Mate, 1st Class, U.S.S. Bismarck Sea (CVE-95), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

The Bismarck Sea, while support the battle of Iwo Jima, was hit by two Japanese kamikazes and sank during the war. 318 crewmen, out of a crew of 923, were lost in this sinking during the war. The Bismarck Sea was the last US Navy aircraft carrier to be lost during World War II.

Joseph was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2341689

The Bismarck Sea received three battle stars for her World War II operations.

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56112502
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for GM1 Joseph Bronislaus Kalenik (unknown–21 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56112502, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .