Jenkins, Robert Wendell, EM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Urbana, IL
Last Address
Winamac, IN

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Sea of Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS (SS-223) Bonefish was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18, 1945. Captured Japanese records indicate that a Japanese vessel was sunk on June 19th and that during an intense counterattack a submarine was sunk with all hands. It is presumed that this was the USS Bonefish. Electricians Mate 1st Class Jenkins was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6100079

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action during the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth War Patrols in enemy Japanese-controlled areas of the Pacific. Harassed continually and several times bombed by watchful and aggressive enemy aircraft, the USS Bonefish boldly penetrated the most forward combat areas to effect wide coverage of her assigned sectors and strike fiercely at important Japanese surface targets. Consistently ready for combat under the superb handling of her gallant officers and men, she defied heavy escort screens; she developed her contacts with determined aggressiveness and launched gunfire and torpedo attacks despite the severest hostile countermeasures to sink or damage many ships vital to the enemy's continued persecution of the war. In addition to her valiant combat achievements, the Bonefish rendered splendid lifeguard services during air strikes against hostile territory, effecting the rescue of two friendly pilots. Her outstanding record of success under the hazards and difficulties of prolonged patrols reflects the highest credit upon the Bonefish, her courageous, fighting ship's company and the United States Naval Service.
   
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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS S-37 (SS-142)USS S-41 (SS-146)NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
USS Bonefish (SS-223)USS Pelias (AS-14)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS West Point (AP-23)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS S-37 (SS-142)
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS S-41 (SS-146)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
  1943-1944, EM-0000, USS Pelias (AS-14)
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 6th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to EM3
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to EM2
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
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