Mannert Lincoln Abele

World War II
Service #0-060162
RankLieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Entered Service From
Date of DeathAugust 2, 1943
StatusMissing In Action
Memorialized Courts of the Missing
Court 5
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States

Navy Cross

The Navy Cross, established by Act of Congress on 4 February 1918 but retroactive to 6 April 1917, is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Navy, Marines or Coast Guard (in time of war), distinguishes himself or herself by extraordinary heroism while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing or foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The act or acts of heroism must have been so notable and have involved risk of life so extraordinary as to set the individual apart from their comrades. In precedence for valor, the Navy Cross ranks immediately behind the Medal of Honor.

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Navy Cross, Purple Heart