S2 Wallace Julius Bates

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S2 Wallace Julius Bates

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 13 Nov 1942 At Sea
  • Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Plot Tablets Of The Missing
  • Memorial ID 56751016

Husband of Jean Gibson Bates who resided in Syracuse, New York.

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

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

Wallace 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 # 6000811

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


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751016
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S2 Wallace Julius Bates (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751016, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .