Koster, Nicholas Leo, CMoMM

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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
1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Scorpion (SS-278)
Service Years
1935 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cascade, IA
Last Address
567 Arlington St
Dubuque, IA

Casualty Date
Feb 01, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Sacred Heart Cemetery - Fillmroe, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Scorpion (SS-278) began her last war patrol on 5 December 1943 and was last heard from on 5 January 1944. She was declared lost on 6 March 1944, presumed to have been sunk by Japanese mine. Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Koster was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 11 January 1946.

 Service number: 3209871
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Snapper (SS-185)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Thresher (SS-200)USS Tambor SS-198
USS Triton (SS-201)USS Scorpion (SS-278)
  1938-1940, MM-0000, USS Snapper (SS-185)
  1940-1940, MM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1942, MM-0000, USS Thresher (SS-200)
  1942-1942, MM-0000, USS Tambor SS-198
  1942-1942, MM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
  1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Scorpion (SS-278)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS Scorpion (SS-278)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 16, 1939, Promoted to MM2
  Aug 01, 1941, Promoted to MM1
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to CMoMM
  Feb 01, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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