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S2 George Jenks Beaman

S2 George Jenks Beaman

Birth
Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 17–18)
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Memorial ID 56751030 · View Source
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George Jenks Beaman, Seaman 2C USN, enlisted in the Navy at the age of 19, shortly after the outbreak of war with Japan. After George received his boot training, he was assigned to the Juneau and assisted in "breaking" the commission pennant, which he sent to his mother in Brooklyn.

After the Battle of Guadalcanal and the loss of the Cruiser Juneau on November 13, 1942, George's family was initially notified that he was considered "missing in action." In the summer of 1943, the family was notified by the Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, that George was now considered to have been "killed by enemy action."

Secretary Knox declared that the men who died on the Juneau had "upheld the highest tradition of the United States Navy," and that their bravery "will long be remembered by a grateful people."


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from New York.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751030
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S2 George Jenks Beaman (1924–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751030, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .