Simon, Harry, GM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-00TM-Torpedomen and Gunner's Mate merger
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, GM-00TM, USS Capelin (SS-289)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Erie, PA
Last Address
Erie, PA

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Not Specified
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
E 155 (memorial)

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Last Known Activity

On 17 November 1943, USS Capelin departed Darwin, Australia for her second war patrol that included the Molukka and Celebes Seas. The Capelin was never heard from again. An attempt was made to contact her on 9 December, but without success. Enemy minefileds are now known to have been placed in various positions along the north coast of Celebes and she may have been lost because of a mine explosion. Gunners Mate First Class Petty Officer Simon was killed with all hands onboard USS Capelin (SS-289) in December 1943.

Service number: 2341813

Submarine war patrols:
USS Guardfish (SS-217) - 1st
USS Capelin (SS-289) - 1st and 2nd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Guardfish (SS-217)USS Capelin (SS-289)
  1938-1939, S1c-0000, USS Worden (DD-352)
  1939-1941, GM-00TM, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, GM-00TM, USS O-4 (SS-65)
  1942-1942, GM-00TM, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1942, GM-00TM, USS Guardfish (SS-217)
  1942-1943, GM-00TM, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, GM-00TM, USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 16, 1940, Promoted to Seaman1c
  Nov 01, 1941, Promoted to GM3
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to GM2
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to GM1
  Jan 10, 1946, Declared dead
  Oct 21, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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