Phillips, Keith Rufus, LCDR

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mapleton, IA
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

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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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)
 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 Commander Phillips was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

 

   
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Service number: 097291
   
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  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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