Jones, Marsh, QMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1941-1943, QM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1934 - 1943
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Home Town
Wichita, KS
Last Address
38 S Allen
Pasadena, California
(Wife~Helen Mae Jones)

Casualty Date
Apr 08, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

From USS Nautlis Organization:

On 16 February 1943, USS TRITON (SS-201) departed Brisbane, Australia, on her sixth war patrol. Her assigned area: the waters around Papua New Guinea.

On 6 March, after sinking the Japanese cargo vessel Kiriha Maru, the boat was forced deep when one of her torpedoes made a circular run. For the next nine days she contended with a variety of enemy ships and believed that at least five of the eight torpedoes she expended hit their mark. On 15 March, USS TRIGGER (SS-237), which was operating in an area near TRITON, reported that she had experienced heavy depth charging after attacking a convoy. The attacks continued in the distance for an hour after they stopped in TRIGGER’s vicinity.

Several weeks later a welcoming committee—complete with a band, fresh fruit, and ice cream—gathered on the pier and waited for TRITON to appear as scheduled. She never did. She was reported overdue and presumed lost on 10 April. The cause of her sinking has been in dispute ever since. Japanese records examined after the war’s end indicate that three Japanese destroyers attacked a sub in TRITON’s general area on 15 March. Sailors aboard the ships subsequently observed an oil slick and debris with words in English. Although this sub could have been TRITON, others argue that she may have been lost to a second circular-running torpedo like the one she dealt with on 6 March; two other American submarines, USS TULLIBEE (SS-284) and USS TANG (SS-306) suffered that fate in 1944.

Regardless of what happened, TRITON, the recipient of five battle stars for her wartime service, took 74 men to the bottom with her.

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Tambor SS-198USS Triton (SS-201)
  1939-1940, QM-0000, USS S-25 (SS-130)
  1940-1941, QM-0000, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1941-1941, QM-0000, USS Tambor SS-198
  1941-1943, QM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 USS Triton (SS-201)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 11, 1934, Service Entry Date & Serial Number 341-91-57
  Jun 03, 1939, Received on USS S-25 from USS Argonaut
  Oct 16, 1939, Promoted to QM2c
  Jan 15, 1940, Transferred from USS S-25 to USS R-11
  Nov 16, 1940, Promoted to QM1c
  Dec 10, 1940, Honorably Discharged at New London, CT
  Dec 11, 1940, Re-enlisted for 4 full years
  Feb 26, 1941, Transferred to USS Tambor for Duty
  Feb 28, 1941, Received from Submarine Base New London, CT
  Apr 18, 1941, Transferred to USS Triton
  Jan 24, 1942, Transferred to USS Pelias for treatment expected to return to USS Trtion
  Feb 27, 1942, Transferred to ComSubDiv 62
  Mar 31, 1942, Returned to USS Triton
  Jul 01, 1942, Promoted CQM
  Sep 16, 1942, Went on Emergency Leave
  Apr 08, 1943, Missing in Action
  Apr 09, 1944, Declared Dead
  Mar 15, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  1943, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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