AOM2 Edmund Louis Nawrocki

AOM2 Edmund Louis Nawrocki

Birth
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Oct 1944 (aged 20)
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Edmund, who resided at 733 Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class and turret gunner, Torpedo Squadron 21, U.S.S. Belleau Wood (CVL-24), U.S. Navy during World War II.

Prior to the war Edmund was employed at the National Vulcanized Fiber Company in Wilmington, Delaware.

Edmund was "Killed In Action" when the Belleau Wood was hit by a Japanese kamikaze plane off Leyete which fell on her flight deck aft, causing fires which set off ammunition during the war. 92 men had either died or gone missing in this attack. The Belleau Wood survived the attack and the war.

He had served in the Navy for one year and ten months at the time of his death.

He was decorated with the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

His remains were buried at sea.

Son of Edward John Nawrocki and Eva M. Janowski Nawrocki.

Service # 7226081

The Belleau Wood received the Presidential Unit Citation and 12 battle stars during World War II.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56776944
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for AOM2 Edmund Louis Nawrocki (18 Dec 1923–30 Oct 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56776944, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .