Beecham, Thomas Walter, CEM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1943, EM-0000, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
Service Years
1925 - 1943
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lansing. MI
Last Address
Walteria, CA

Casualty Date
Jan 10, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNAVSUBASE Pearl HarborUSS Argonaut (SS-166)
  1929-1941, EM-0000, USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1941-1941, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1941-1943, EM-0000, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Makin Raid
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 16, 1939, Promoted to CEM
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On January 10th, 1943, the USS Argonaut (SS-166) was attacking a Japanese convoy when she was counterattacked by the convoy escorts. An allied plane witnessed her attack. The submarine was apparently damaged by a depth charge. When she came to the surface, she was subsequently sunk by gun fire from the Japanese destroyers escorting the convoy, with a loss of all crew members. Chief Electrician's Mate Beecham was officially declared dead on January 11, 1944.

Service numberL 3105868
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