Barber, Walter Henry, Jr., S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1944-1944, S1c-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brooklyn, New York
Last Address
Brooklyn, New York

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Plunger (SS-179)USS Nautilus (SS-168)USS Albacore (SS-218)
  1944-1944, S1c-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1944-1944, S1c-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1944-1944, S1c-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jan 11, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944 (with Hugh Raynor Rimmer, Class of 1937, in command), topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. According to Japanese records captured after the war, a submarine (presumed to be Albacore) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaid on 7 November 1944. A Japanese patrol boat witnessed the explosion of a submerged submarine and saw a great deal of heavy oil, cork, bedding, and food supplies rise to the surface. On 21 December, Albacore was presumed lost. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 30 March 1945.

   
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