Dytche, John Ralph, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Barbel (SS-316)
Service Years
1934 - 1945
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Annapolis, MD
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Feb 04, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Philippines
Conflict
Submarine War Patrols
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 3 February BARBEL sent a message to GABILAN, USS TUNA (SS-203), and USS BLACKFIN (SS-322) stating that she had been bombed by enemy aircraft three times that day and would transmit again the following night with more information. But no transmission came. On 6 February, TUNA indicated that she had been unable to raise BARBEL for 48 hours and requested a rendezvous with her sister sub on the following day. BARBEL didn’t show. The navy declared her overdue and presumed lost on 16 February, the day on which she was scheduled to leave her patrol area.

Japanese records examined after the war state that on 4 February a plane dropped two bombs on a surfaced sub, scoring one hit near the bridge. The crew of the aircraft watched the sub, on fire, plunge beneath the waves. It did not return to the surface. It is almost certain that the sub was BARBEL.

Eighty-one men were lost with their boat, the recipient of three battle stars for her World War II service
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1934, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
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USS Barbel (SS-316)
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Barbel (SS-316)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1941-1945 World War II
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