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F3 Frank Joseph Burdi

Birth
Death 13 Nov 1942
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56787154 · View Source
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Frank served as a Fireman Third 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.

Frank 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 Nicholas Burdi who resided in Irvington, New Jersey.

Service # 6464060

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


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56787154
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for F3 Frank Joseph Burdi (unknown–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56787154, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .