McDonough, G. W., RM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1943-1945, RM-0000, USS Trigger (SS-237)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
RM-Radioman

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Petit Jean Township, LA
Last Address
Oklahoma City, OK

Casualty Date
Mar 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
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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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Trigger (SS-237) began her 12th war patrol 11 March 1945. She made attacks on the 18th and the 20th. On 26 March she was ordered to join a "wolf pack" to attack Japanese shipping. She radioed a weather report that day and was never heard from again. She may have fallen victim to a Japanese air and ship attack, but her fate is unknown. Radioman 1st Class McDonough was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 21 April 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6804914
   

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Runner (SS-275)USS Trigger (SS-237)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Runner (SS-275)
  1943-1945, RM-0000, USS Trigger (SS-237)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 6th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 7th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 9th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 10th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 8th War Patrol
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 11th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 12th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Dec 01, 1943, Promoted to RM2
  Nov 16, 1944, Promoted to RM1
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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