O'Meara, William Alexander, FC2c

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Last Rank
Fire Controlman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Runner (SS-275)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
FC-Fire Controlman

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Boston, MA
Last Address
493 Talbot Ave
Dorchester, MA

Casualty Date
Jul 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 1 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Runner (SS-275) left on her patrol for the Kurile Islands on 27 May 1943, and was never heard from again. She may have struck an enemy mine or sunk as a result of an air/sea attack. Declared overdue and presumed lost, she was stricken from the Navy list on 30 October 1943. Fire Controlman, Second Class O'Meara was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 January 1946.

Service number: 2017120
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyAdvancement Schools and CoursesUSS West Virginia (BB-48)NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
USS Silversides (SS-236)USS Runner (SS-275)
  1940-1940, S2c-0000, USS Monaghan (DD-354)
  1940-1941, S1c-0000, USS Rigel (AD-13)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, (FC) Fire Controlman A School
  1941-1941, FC-0000, USS Monaghan (DD-354)
  1941-1942, FC-0000, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1942-1942, FC-0000, USS Monaghan (DD-354)
  1942-1942, FC-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1942, FC-0000, USS Runner (SS-275)
  1942-1943, FC-0000, SUBBASE Coco Solo, Panama
  1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Silversides (SS-236)
  1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Runner (SS-275)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Runner (SS-275)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 16, 1941, Promoted to S1c
  Sep 01, 1941, Promoted to FC3
  Apr 01, 1943, Promoted to FC2
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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