S2 Henry Joseph Blaski


S2 Henry Joseph Blaski

Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 21 Feb 1945 (aged 19)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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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