Boyd, Thomas Ray, TM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, TM-0000, USS Barbel (SS-316)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hazel Green, AL
Last Address
Hazel Green, AL

Casualty Date
Feb 04, 1945
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

USS Barbel (SS-316) began her fourth and last war patrol 5 January 1945. On 3 February she reported being attacked by enemy aircraft, and no word was heard from her after that date. Captured Japanese records report of the sinking of an American Submarine on 4 February, which was most likely Barbel, she was officially reported lost 16 February 1945. Torpedoman's Mate 1st Class Boyd was officially declared dead 19 February 1946.

Service number: 2725127
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Grouper (SS-214)USS Sunfish (SS-281)
USS Drum (SS-228)USS Tarpon (SS-175)Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)USS Barbel (SS-316)
  1941-1941, S1c-0000, USS Broome (DD-210)
  1941-1942, S1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS Grouper (SS-214)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, SUBBASE Midway
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Sunfish (SS-281)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Tarpon (SS-175)
  1943-1944, TM-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Groton, CT
  1944-1945, TM-0000, USS Barbel (SS-316)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to S1c
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to TM3
  Oct 01, 1943, Promoted to TM1
  Feb 04, 2015, General Photos2
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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