Doane, Paul, LT

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Last Rank
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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1944, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
Service Years
1939 - 1944

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brockton, MA
Last Address
84 Maple St
Suffern, NY

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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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. Lieutenant Doane was listed as missing in action and later declared dead on 7 October 1945.

Service number: 165842

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action against enemy Japanese shipping during her Seventh War Patrol in the Davac Gulf, Palau and Yap areas, from October 7 to December, 1942; her Tenth War Patrol in the East China Sea from August 14 to September 15, 1943 and her Twelfth War Patrol in the East China Sea December 22, 1943 to January 27, 1944. Persistent and daring, the USS Seawolf penetrated the mouths of enemy-held harbors in bold pursuit of hostile shipping. Striking fiercely in the face of severe depth charges, aerial bombs and gun fire, she launched a series of brilliant attacks which destroyed eleven cargo ships and extensively damaged two freighters. After exhausting all torpedoes, the Seawolf tenaciously pursued and demolished by gun fire one enemy ship and turned another back into the attack range of a friendly submarine. Her outstanding performance in combat attests the skill and superb teamwork of her courageous officers and men and reflect the highest credit upon herself and the United States Naval Service.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Seawolf (SS-197)
  1942-1942, USS R-4 (SS-81)
  1942-1942, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1942-1942, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1944, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1939-1942, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 19, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jul 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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