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CSF John Walter Bankowski

CSF John Walter Bankowski

Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 29)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56786764 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Helen Bankowski.

John served as a Chief Shipfitter, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire 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.

Service # 2014476

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56786764
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CSF John Walter Bankowski (7 Jan 1913–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56786764, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .