Prunier, George Arnold, EM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lawrence, NJ
Last Address
Lawrence, NJ

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
Court 1 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Bonefish (SS-223) was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18th. 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 Bonefish. Electricians Mate Third Class Prunier was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 7619517

Some internet sources list George Prunier as a Petty Officer First Class; however, the official Navy muster rolls show him only having acheived the rank of Petty Officer Third Class.
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Bonefish (SS-223)
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 6th War Patrol
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 04, 1945, Promoted to EM3
 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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