SM1C Joseph Nicholas Battaglia

SM1C Joseph Nicholas Battaglia

Death 13 Nov 1942
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Son of Mr. Russell Battaglia.

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

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

Joseph 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 # 2340965

( Bio. by Russ Pickett )


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  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56751019
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SM1C Joseph Nicholas Battaglia (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56751019, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .