Bowker, Gordon Albert, LT

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
Service Years
1939 - 1943

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Norfolk, VA
Last Address
1716 Gouldin Rd
Oakland, 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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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. Lieutenant Bowker was officially declared dead on January 11, 1944.

Service number: 082243
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Argonaut (SS-166)
  1939-1941, USS Idaho (BB-42)
  1941-1943, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Makin Raid
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Berkeley
  1935-1939, University of California, Berkeley
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 28, 1939, Commissioned as Ensign
  Nov 01, 1940, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, World War II Fallen
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