Beck, Claude Iziah, Jr., CTM

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Last Rank
Chief Torpedoman
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Francisco, CA
Last Address
211 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 01, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

The USS Capelin (SS-289) began her second war patrol on 17 November 1943, but was never heard from after she left for her patrol. Although Japanese records suggest an attack was made on 23 November, the information is incomplete, and the cause of the Capelin's loss is unknown. Chief Torpedoman's Mate Beck was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 10 January 1946.

Service number: 3806456

Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Chief Torpedoman
Division: U.S.S. Salmon (SS-182)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Chief Torpedoman Claude I. Beck (NSN: 3806456), United States Navy, for meritorious conduct and outstanding performance of duty in the U.S.S. SALMON (SS-182) during four War Patrols of that Submarine in enemy controlled waters which resulted in the sinking of one enemy cruiser and one destroyer and seriously damaging another enemy cruiser with two torpedo hits. As Torpedoman's Mate in charge of the forward torpedo room and by his thorough knowledge of his duties he contributed in a large measure to the success of his submarine in inflicting damage on the enemy. His conduct throughout these patrols was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Holland (AS-3)USS Skipjack (SS-184)USS Capelin (SS-289)
  1938-1939, S1c-0000, USS Salmon (SS-182)
  1939-1940, S1c-0000, USS Holland (AS-3)
  1940-1942, TM-0000, USS Salmon (SS-182)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, USS Skipjack (SS-184)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 16, 1940, Promoted to TM3
  Jan 16, 1941, Promoted to TM2
  Apr 01, 1942, Promoted to TM1
  Jul 16, 1942, Promoted to CTM
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