Wickham, Maynard Frank, CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Scamp (SS-277)
Service Years
1932 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Albuquerque , NM
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 2 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Scamp (SS-277) began her 8th war patrol on 16 October 1944, and was last heard from on 9 November, 1944. Japanese records indicate that a submarine was depth charged near Tokyo Bay on 11 November, and that five days later, another attack produced a large explosion. This may have been the fate of the scamp. Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Wickham was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 6 December 1945.

Service number: 3718888

Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Chief Motor Machinist's Mate
Division: United States Submarine
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 332 (November 1944)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Maynard Frank Wickham (NSN: 3718888), United States Navy, for heroic conduct while serving aboard a United States Submarine during war patrols in enemy controlled waters during World War II. During his vessel's first three war patrols in enemy waters, Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Wickham displayed great courage under fire and efficiently performed his duties. He contributed in large measure to the sinking or damaging of an important amount of Japanese shipping.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Scamp (SS-277)
  1938-1942, MM-0000, USS Falcon (ASR-2)
  1942-1942, MM-0000, USS R-5 (SS-82)
  1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Scamp (SS-277)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 12, 1942, Promoted to MoMM1
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to CMoMM
  Mar 20, 2017, General Photos
 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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