Hill, Claude Julian, LT

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, USS Escolar (SS-294)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mulberry, FL
Last Address
Mulberry, FL

Casualty Date
Nov 13, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Escolar (SS-294) set out on her first war patrol on 18 September 1944. On 30 September she reported attacking a small surface ship. Her last communication was on 17 October 1944. There are no records to indicate she was attacked and it has been presumed that she struck a mine and sunk. Lieutenant Hill was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 14 November 1945.

Service number: 097717
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
Mare Island Naval ShipyardUS NavyUSS Tuna (SS-203)USS Escolar (SS-294)
  1941-1941, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1941-1941, USS Snapper (SS-16)
  1941-1943, USS Tuna (SS-203)
  1943-1943, 12th Naval District
  1943-1943, 4th Naval District
  1943-1944, USS Escolar (SS-294)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Tuna (SS-203)/USS TUNA (SS-203) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Tuna (SS-203)/USS TUNA (SS-203) 2nd War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Tuna (SS-203)/USS TUNA (SS-203) 3rd War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Tuna (SS-203)/USS TUNA (SS-203) 4th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Tuna (SS-203)/USS TUNA (SS-203) 5th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Tuna (SS-203)/USS TUNA (SS-203) 6th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS ESCOLAR (SS-294) 1st War Patrol
 Colleges Attended 
University of Florida
  1938-1940, University of Florida
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 16, 1940, Enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve
  May 15, 1941, Commissioned Ensign1
  Jun 17, 1942, Promoted to LT(jg)1
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to LT1
  Jun 02, 1944, USS ESCOLAR (SS-294) commissioning4
  Nov 13, 1944, Death of LT Claude Hill
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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