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S2 Henry Joseph Blaski
Cenotaph

S2 Henry Joseph Blaski

Birth
Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 21 Feb 1945 (aged 19)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing ~ Court 5
Memorial ID 56115651 · View Source
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Henry served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Saratoga (CV-3), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in New Haven County, Connecticut prior to the war.

U.S.S. Saratoga, while participating in the Battle of Iwo Jima, was hit by five Japanese bombs in three minutes and was then struck by a Japanese kamikaze and two other planes which caused considerable damage and loss of life. The Saratoga lost 123 of her crew dead or missing as well as 192 wounded.

Henry was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6433116

Henry also has a "Cenotaph" with his parents in the Island Pond Cemetery, Harwich, Massachusetts.
( see family links below )

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The Saratoga survived the attack and the war. The ship was awarded 8 battle stars for service during World War II.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56115651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S2 Henry Joseph Blaski (1 Jun 1925–21 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56115651, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .