Williams, Jay James, MoMM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1945-1945, MO-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1912
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Last Address
Coeur d'Alene, ID

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 2 (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. Motor Machinists Mate Second Class Williams was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.
   
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Service number: 6543105
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Nautilus (SS-168)USS Narwhal (SS-167)USS Bonefish (SS-223)
  1942-1943, MM-0000, USS Rail (AT-139)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1943-1943, F1c-0000, USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1945-1945, MO-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/USS Nautilus (SS-168) Attu Landings
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Sep 16, 1942, Promoted to F2c
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to F1c
  Apr 29, 1943, Promoted to MoMM2
  Oct 21, 1943, Demoted to F1c
  Jan 18, 1944, Promoted to MoMM3
  May 01, 1944, Promoted to MoMM2
 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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