Demma, MM1/c

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MM1/c August Michael Demma 
Born: 24 January 1924 
Parents: Marena and Mary Ann Demma 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Hometown: 
– 220 North Brown Avenue, Forest Park. Illinois 
Education: 
– Field Stevenson School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1945 
– left school 7 January 1942 
– Diploma awarded posthumously – 6 June 1945 
Enlisted: 
– 12 January 1942 – Chicago, Illinois 
– U.S. Navy 
Serial Number: 3007380 
Training: 
– Great Lakes Naval Training Center 
Rank: Machinist’s Mate First Class 
Ship: U.S.S. Enterprise 
– 27 March 1942 – 14 May 1945 
Engagements: 
– Battle of Midway – 4 June 1942 – 6 June 1942 
– Guadalcanal Landings- 7 August 1942 – 9 August 1942 
– Battle of Santa Cruz Island – 26 October 1942 
– Battle of Philippine Sea – June 1944 
– Battle of Leyte Gulf – 15 October 1945 – 19 October 1945 
– Battle of Guadalcanal – 12 November 1942 – 15 November 1942 
– Battle of Okinawa – 7 April 1945 – 12 April 1945 
– Battle of Kyushu – 12 May 1945 – 14 May 1945 
Killed in Action: 
– 14 May 1945 
– Japanese Kamikaze crashed into hanger elevator 
– the elevator was blown into the air when a bomb exploded below deck 
– compartment that August was in was closed off because of flooding 
– August and 12 other naval personnel who were killed 
– these were the last members of the Enterprise’s crew to die in WWII  
Memorial:  
– Honolulu Memorial Courts of the Missing 
– National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific- Honolulu, Hawaii 
Medals: 
– Purple Heart 

 

 

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