Guiler, Robert Pollock, III, LT

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, 112X, USS Grampus (SS-207)
Service Years
1935 - 1943

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, DC
Last Address
Downingtown, PA

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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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. Motor Lieutenant Guiler was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 19 January 1946.

Service number: 082674

Silver Star (1st)
General Orders: American Battle Monuments Commission
Action Date: February 8 - April 4, 1942
Service: Navy
Company: Torpedo Data Computer Operator
Division: U.S.S. Grampus (SS-207)
SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Robert P. Guiler, III (NSN: 0-82674), United States Navy, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for gallantry in action as Torpedo Data Computer Operator of the U.S.S. GRAMPUS (SS-207), during the FIRST War Patrol of that vessel in enemy controlled waters during the period 8 February 1942 to 4 April 1942. Lieutenant Guilder materially aided his Commanding Officer in conducting attacks and succeeding in sinking 20,000 tons of enemy Japanese shipping without casualty to personnel of his own command. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Grampus (SS-207)
  1939-1941, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
  1941-1943, 112X, 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
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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