Keeter, Dalton Christopher, 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
1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1932 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Two Hash Marks

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hugo, OK
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Japanese records reported that on 11 October, 1943 the date USS Wahoo (SS-238) was due to exit through La PĂ©rouse Strait, an antisubmarine aircraft sighted a wake and an apparent oil slick from a submerged submarine. The Japanese initiated a combined air and sea attack with numerous depth charges throughout the day. Sawfish had been depth-charged by a patrol boat while transiting the strait two days before, and the enemy's antisubmarine forces were on the alert; their attacks fatally holed Wahoo, and she sank with all hands. She was declared overdue on 2 December 1943 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 6 December 1943.
Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Keeter was a member of the crew. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 3558216
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSUBASE Pearl HarborUS NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Thresher (SS-200)
USS Tambor SS-198USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1939-1939, MM-0000, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1939-1940, MM-0000, USS S-23 (SS-128)
  1940-1940, MM-0000, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1940-1940, MM-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1940-1940, MM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1941, MM-0000, USS Thresher (SS-200)
  1941-1943, MM-0000, USS Tambor SS-198
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Wake Island
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 16, 1939, Promoted to MM1
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to CMM
  Sep 04, 1943, Promoted to CMoMM
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
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