MM1 Frederick William Braa

MM1 Frederick William Braa

Birth
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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Memorial ID 56787017 · View Source
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Frederick served as a Machinist's Mate First Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

Frederick 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.

Husband of Mary Elizabeth Braa who resided in Newark, New Jersey.

Service # 3285628

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56787017
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MM1 Frederick William Braa (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56787017, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .