23 Cassin Young Crewmen Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for there Country


Killed in Action - July 30, 1945

Kappa, John MM1c (T) USN


Date of Birth:  27 Jan-20 making him 25 when he died…


Date of Enlistment: 25 Jun-40  Enlisted from Detroit, MI

Reported Aboard: 31 Dec-43  from Rec. Station Terminal Island


John was probably on the main deck when the plane hit.  According to the medical officers official report of casualties John was decapitated.


Final Resting Places:

Buried temporarily on Zamami Shima, Ryuku Retto

Saint Michaels Cemetery, Richmond MI