Smith, William Mack, EMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brookhaven, MS
Last Address
Brookhaven, MS

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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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. Chief Electrician's Mate Smith was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
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Service number: 2743809
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Argonaut (SS-166)USS Grayling (SS-209)USS PIKE (SS-173)
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonSupervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)USS Cero (SS-225)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1940-1940, F3c-0000, USS Rathburne (DD-113)
  1940-1940, EM-0000, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
  1940-1941, EM-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1942-1942, EM-0000, USS Grayling (SS-209)
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS PIKE (SS-173)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, EM-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)/Groton
  1943-1944, EM-0000, USS Cero (SS-225)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)/Groton
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jan 01, 1942, Promoted to EM2
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to EM1
  Jun 01, 1945, Promoted to CEM
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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