23 Cassin Young Crewmen Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice for there Country


Killed in Action - July 30, 1945

Takacs, John James WT2c (T)


Date of Birth:  11 Nov-24 making him 21 when he died…


Date of Enlistment: 12 Apr-42  Enlisted from New Haven, CT

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


John was in the forward fire room when the plan hit the ship.  According to the medical officers official report of casualties he was killed by the blast concussion.


Final Resting Places:

Buried temporarily on Zamami Shima, Ryuku Retto. 

Saint Michaels Cemetery, Stratford CT


John James Takacs


John Attended Bassick High School, Bridgeport, CT