S2 Joseph R Balwierczak

S2 Joseph R Balwierczak

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

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Son of Mrs. Mary Balwierczak who resided in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Joseph served as a Seaman Second Class, U.S.S. Monssen (DD-436), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.

Joseph was declared "Missing In Action" in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal during the war.

The Monssen was spotlighted and then hit by some 39 shells, including 3 of battleship caliber, and reduced to a burning hulk and sank in Ironbottom Sound.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2244999

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



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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S2 Joseph R Balwierczak (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56786761, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .