McCoy, Walter Glen, CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
Service Years
1939 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Eldon, IA
Last Address
Eldon, IA

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Seawolf (SS-197) began her last war patrol on 21 September 1944. On 29 September, she reached Manus Island in northern Papua New Guinea and sailed the same day carrying stores and Army personnel to the east coast of Samar. The last contact from her was on 3 October 1944. On 28 December 1944, the Seawolf was announced overdue from patrol and presumed lost. While serving as a Chief Motor Machinist's Mate aboard the Seawolf, Cheif McCoy was listed as missing in action and later declared dead on 7 October 1945.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 32130007
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS S-41 (SS-146)USS Canopus (AS-9)USS Seawolf (SS-197)
USS Plunger (SS-179)USS Seawolf (SS-197)
  1939-1940, F2c-0000, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1940-1940, F2c-0000, USS S-41 (SS-146)
  1940-1941, MM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 19, 1939, Promoted to S2c
  Jul 14, 1939, Promoted to F3c
  Dec 16, 1939, Promoted to F2c
  Feb 16, 1941, Promoted to F1c
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to MM2
  Apr 23, 1942, Promoted to MM1
  Aug 01, 1942, Promoted to MoMM1
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to CMoMM
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWW II Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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