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S1 Martin George Bernat, Jr

S1 Martin George Bernat, Jr

Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56751074 · View Source
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Martin served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Martin 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 # 6000955

Martin also has a "Cenotaph" in the Saint Cyril Slovak Catholic Cemetery, Binghamton, New York.
( see family links below )

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751074
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Martin George Bernat, Jr (1920–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751074, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .