Manny Berkman

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NAME
Manny Berkman
NICKNAME
MCSN
160244
HOME OF RECORD
3611 46th Street, San Diego, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Alexandria Chernoff Berkman
DATE OF BIRTH
September 1, 1895
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
March 8, 1917
DATE OF LOSS
August 9, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Savo Island
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA/Declared Dead
August 10 1943
UNIT
Marine Detachment,
USS Astoria
DUTY
Armorer
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Gunnery Sergeant Berkman’s cruiser, USS Astoria (CA-34), was on patrol off Savo Island in the early morning hours of 9 August, 1942. A Japanese fleet surprised the Americans, and between 0155 and 0215, the Astoria was struck by dozens of large caliber shells. She sank the following day.
Berkman was not seen again after theĀ Astoria went down. Initially listed as missing in action, he was declared dead as of 10 August 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal (6)
LAST KNOWN RANK
Gunnery Sergeant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Lost at sea.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

The Day, New London CT, August 27 1935

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Photos uploaded to FindAGrave by Rick Lawrence.

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