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S1 Raymond Francis Burns

S1 Raymond Francis Burns

Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Nov 1942 (aged 20)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56787178 · View Source
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Son of LeRoy Francis Burns who resided in Portsmouth, New Hampshire during the war.

Raymond served as a Seaman, First Class, U.S.S. Juneau (CL-52), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Rockingham County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

Raymond 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 # 2018873

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56787178
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Raymond Francis Burns (23 Jul 1922–13 Nov 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56787178, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .