Watson, Andrew Thomas, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1944-1945, MO-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1936 - 1945
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Thompsonville, CT
Last Address
Tacoma, WA

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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 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. Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Watson was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
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Service number: 2071902
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Pyro (AE-1)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS S-35 (SS-140)
USS S-33 (SS-138)USS S-30 (SS-135)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1938-1939, F2c-0000, USS Altair (AD-11)
  1939-1940, F1c-0000, USS Pyro (AE-1)
  1940-1940, F1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1942, MO-0000, USS S-31 (SS-136)
  1942-1942, MO-0000, USS S-35 (SS-140)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS S-32 (SS-137)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS S-33 (SS-138)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, Submarine Division 41
  1943-1944, MO-0000, USS S-30 (SS-135)
  1944-1945, MO-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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