Roberts, Clayton John, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Trigger (SS-237)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ranier, MN
Last Address
Chicago, IL

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. Lieutenant Junior Grade Roberts was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 21 April 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 282878
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Trigger (SS-237)
  1944-1945, USS Trigger (SS-237)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 8th War Patrol
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 9th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 10th War Patrol
  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
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1940-1943, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 09, 1943, Commissioned as Ensign
  Sep 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorThe National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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