Gossett, Paul Austin, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Canton, NC
Last Address
Waynesville, NC

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1944-1945, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 15, 1943, Commissioned as Ensign
  Aug 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Lieutenant Junior Grade Gossett was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
 
   
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Service number: 204700
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
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  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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