DeWitt, James Leroy, TM2c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pontiac, MI
Last Address
Pontiac, MI

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Gerrish Township Cemetery - Roscommon, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
123 1 (memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Albacore (SS-218) began a patrol on October 24, 1944, and refueled at Midway Island on October 28th. There was no further contact with the boat after that date. Japanese records report a submarine exploding as the result of contact with a mine on November 7, 1944 and the Albacore was presumed lost on December 21st 1944. Torpedoman's Mate Second Class Dewitt was officially declared dead on December 13, 1945.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3120816
   

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Albacore (SS-218)
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Arawe
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 01, 1943, Promoted to TM2
  Nov 07, 1944, Memorial
  Jul 29, 2012, General Photos2
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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