John E. Hanna

NAME
John Eissey Hanna
NICKNAME
MCSN
316645
HOME OF RECORD
1101 North Dixie Street, West Palm Beach, FL
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Salim “Sam” Eissey Hanna
DATE OF BIRTH
May 8, 1918
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
July 26, 1941
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 Vincennes
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Hanna’s cruiser, USS Vincennes (CA-44), 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 Vincennes was struck and set afire by dozens of large caliber shells. She sank at 0250.
Hanna was not seen again after the Vincennes went down. Initially listed as missing in action, he was declared dead as of 10 August 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Lost at sea.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:


The Palm Beach Post of 15 October 1942 reported on Hanna’s missing status – with the wrong middle initial.

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