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S2 John Cava

New York, USA
Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56751344 · View Source
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John served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

John 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.

Son of Louis Cava who resided in Montrose, New York.

Service # 6464164

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




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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751344
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for S2 John Cava (1921–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751344, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .