Sutherland, Tom Slaughter, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, USS Scamp (SS-277)
Service Years
1935 - 1944
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kansas City, MO
Last Address
San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17 769-A (memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

USS Scamp (SS-277) began her 8th war patrol on 16 October 1944, and was last heard from on 9 November, 1944. Japanese records indicate that a submarine was depth charged near Tokyo Bay on 11 November, and that five days later, another attack produced a large explosion. This may have been the fate of the scamp. Lieutenant Commander Sutherland was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 6 December 1945.

Service number: 082638
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Scamp (SS-277)
  1939-1940, USS Helm (DD-388)
  1943-1944, USS Scamp (SS-277)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 1939, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Mar 15, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Dec 08, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW 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, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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