Brunner, Friedrick Leopold, GM2c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, GM-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oshkosh, WI
Last Address
Oshkosh, WI

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Sinking of the USS Grampus (SS-207)
Location of Interment
Lake View Memorial Park Cemetery - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cenotaph

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1938, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Grampus (SS-207)USS Tambor SS-198
  1941-1942, GM-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
  1942-1942, GM-0000, USS Tambor SS-198
  1942-1943, GM-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Sinking of the USS Grampus (SS-207)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In company with Grayback, Grampus departed Brisbane on 11 February 1943, for her sixth war patrol from which she failed to return; the manner of her loss still remains a mystery. Japanese seaplanes reported sinking a submarine on 18 February in Grampus's patrol area, but Grayback reported seeing Grampus in that same area 4 March. On 5 March 1943, the Japanese destroyers Minegumo and Murasame conducted an attack preceding the Battle of Blackett Strait, near Kolombangara island. A heavy oil slick was sighted there the following day, indicating that Grampus may have been lost there in a night attack or gun battle against the destroyers. The Japanese destroyers had by then already been sunk in a night action with U.S. cruisers and destroyers.

When repeated attempts failed to contact Grampus, the submarine was declared missing and presumed lost with all hands. Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 21 June 1943.
   
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