Benton, John Lewis, LTJG

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, USS Grampus (SS-207)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hamlet, NC
Last Address
Hamlet, NC

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Grampus (SS-207) left on her sixth war patrol 11 February 1943, operating off of New Britain. There are conflicting accounts of when she was sunk but she was declared missing 3 March 1943, and struck from the Navy list on 21 June 1943. Lieutenant Junior Grade Benton was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 19 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 123299
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Grampus (SS-207)
  1942-1943, USS Grampus (SS-207)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Sinking of the USS Grampus (SS-207)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1938-1941, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Dec 19, 1941, Commissioned as Ensign
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
 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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