Fenner, Donald Massey, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
MATT-0000-Mess Attendant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Mess Attendant
Primary Unit
1942-1943, MATT-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
MATT- Mess Attendant
Seaman 1st Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Smithfield, VA
Last Address
Halifax, NC

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Raleigh National Cemetery - Raleigh, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MA 13 (memorial marker)

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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. Mess Attendant First Class Fenner was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 19 January 1946.

Service number: 2661733

NOTE: Some sources have Donald Fenner listed as a Steward First Class (E-3); however, the official NAvy muster rolls have his final rank as Matt1c.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Sculpin (SS-191)USS Sailfish (SS-192)USS Snapper (SS-185)
USS Grampus (SS-207)
  1940-1941, MATT-0000, USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1941-1941, MATT-0000, USS Sculpin (SS-191)
  1941-1941, MATT-0000, USS Sailfish (SS-192)
  1941-1942, MATT-0000, USS Snapper (SS-185)
  1942-1942, MATT-0000, USS Otus (AS-20)
  1942-1943, MATT-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Sinking of the USS Grampus (SS-207)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to Matt2c
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to Matt1c
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWW 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, WW II Memorial National Registry
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