Beaulieu, Donald William, GM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Golet (SS-361)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washburn, WI
Last Address
4515 McCulloch ST
Duluth, MN
(Wife~Gloria Ann Beaulieu)

Casualty Date
Jun 14, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court B (Cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWWII Memorial National Registry
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, WWII Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 68
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Golet (SS-361)
  1941-1943, SN-0000, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Golet (SS-361)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 USS Golet (SS-361)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 04, 1940, Service Entry Date and Serial Number
  Feb 10, 1941, Received on the USS Nevada as Apprentice Seaman (A.S.)
  Apr 04, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 2nd Class or S2c
  Sep 01, 1941, Promoted to Seaman 1st Class or S1c
  Dec 02, 1941, Went on Leave to West Coast
  Apr 16, 1943, Transferred To SubTraSch New London, CT for Course of Instruction
  Nov 30, 1943, Commissioning Crew of USS Golet (SS-361)
  Mar 01, 1944, Promoted GM3c
  Jul 12, 1944, Declared Missing in Action
  Jan 18, 1946, Changed to Presumed Dead
  Jun 14, 2016, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS Golet (SS-361), after commissioning Golet departed Manitowoc 19 December 1943 via the Mississippi River for New Orleans, Louisiana, arriving 28 December. After shakedown training at Panama and final battle practice in Hawaiian waters, she departed Pearl Harbor on 18 March 1944 for her maiden war patrol off the Kurile Islands chain, Southern Hokkaid and Eastern Honshū, Japan. Severe combinations of fog, rain, and ice were encountered and only one ship worth a torpedo came into view. This enemy proved too fast for Golet to close to torpedo range; she returned to Midway Island on 3 May 1944.

Lieutenant James S. Clark took command of Golet, departed Midway Island on 28 May 1944 to patrol off northern Honshū, Japan, and was never heard from again.

Golet had been scheduled to depart her area on 5 July and was expected at Midway Island about 12 July or 13 July. She failed to acknowledge a message sent her on 9 July and was presumed lost 26 July 1944.
Japanese antisubmarine records available after the war revealed that Golet was the probable victim of a 
Japanese antisubmarine attack made 14 June 1944. These records mention that the attack brought up cork, rafts, and other debris and a heavy pool of oil, all evidence of the sinking of a submarine. 
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