LCDR John Austin Collett

LCDR John Austin Collett

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 26 Oct 1942 (aged 34)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets Of The Missing
Memorial ID 56787458 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until October 27, 1943, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

Son of Mrs. Ruth D. Baughman who resided in the District Of Columbia during the war.

John served as a Lieutenant Commander & Commanding Officer of Torpedo Squadron VT-10, U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He entered the service from Nebraska.

John was declared "Missing In Action" in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands when the Enterprise came under intense attack by Japanese fighters during the war. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 0-062682

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

Special thanks to Loren Bender for submitting this record for bio updates!

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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Nebraska.


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  • Maintained by: Loren Bender
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56787458
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR John Austin Collett (31 Mar 1908–26 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56787458, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Loren Bender (contributor 47060026) .