Herbert R. Washburne

KIA Aboard USS Juneau

(August 6, 1943) -- Seaman Second Class Herbert R. Washburne, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Washburne of 23 Orchard street, was killed in action aboard the U.S.S. Juneau, along with the five Sullivan brothers, during the Guadalcanal invasion on Nov. 13, 1942.

He was a radio technician and had been reported missing on Jan. 15.

Besides his parents, he leaves a brother, Pvt. John A. Washburne, who is with the Army Air Forces in North Africa.


From The Nutley Sun

August 6, 1943:

Herbert R. Washburne, USN
Reported Dead

June 9, 1944:

PRESIDENT CITES DEAD NUTLEY BOY

July 20, 1945:

Son Died on First Juneau
She Sees a Second Launched

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