Klimosewski, John Paul, MoMM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Amherst, OH
Last Address
Rt. 1
Amherst, OH
(Parents~Mr & Mrs Joseph Klimosewski)

Casualty Date
Apr 08, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Walls of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
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.

   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   

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

 
 Duty Stations
US NavySubmarine School Enlisted BasicUSS Triton (SS-201)
  1938-1939, S1c-0000, USS Wasmuth (DD-338)
  1940-1940, S1c-0000, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1941-1943, MO-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
 
  Jan 12, 1938, Service Entry Date & Serial Number 283-22-35
  May 08, 1938, Received on USS Wasmuth
  May 16, 1939, Promoted to S1c
  Nov 28, 1939, Agreed to Extend for 2 Years
  Dec 01, 1939, Transferred to Submarine Base New London, CT for Submarine Training School
  May 15, 1940, Changed Rate and promoted to F2c (E-3)
  May 21, 1940, Received on USS R-14
  Aug 15, 1940, Commissioning Crew of the USS Triton
  Nov 16, 1940, Promoted to F1c
  Sep 15, 1941, Promoted to MM2c
  Jan 12, 1942, Extended Enlistment for 2years
  May 01, 1942, Changed Rate from MM2c to MoMM2c
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Momm1c
  Apr 08, 1943, Missing in Action
  Apr 09, 1944, Declared Dead
  Mar 15, 2017, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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