Simpson, Robert Thomas, F2c

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Last Rank
Fireman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
F2c-0000-Fireman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman Second Class
Primary Unit
1943-1943, F2c-0000, USS Grayling (SS-209)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Fireman 2nd Class

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Trenton, NJ
Last Address
Manheim, PA

Casualty Date
Sep 09, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manheim Fairview Cemetery - Manheim, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial)

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Last Known Activity

On 27 August 1943, Japanese ships witnessed a torpedo attack, and the next day a surfaced submarine was seen, both in the Tablas Strait area, and then on 9 September a surfaced American submarine was seen inside Lingayen Gulf. All of these sightings correspond with Grayling's orders to patrol the approaches to Manila. On 9 September 1943, Japanese passenger-cargo vessel Hokuan Maru reported a submarine in shallow water west of Luzon. The ship made a run over the area and noted an impact with a submerged object. No additional data are available.

Assuming she survived this incident, no other recorded Japanese attacks could have sunk Grayling. Her loss may have been operational or by an unrecorded attack. The only certainty, therefore, is that Grayling was lost between 9 September and 12 September 1943 either in Lingayen Gulf or along the approaches to Manila. ComTaskFor71 requested a transmission from Grayling on 12 September, but did not receive one.

F1c Simpson was among those on board and listed as missing in action.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2441334

Submarine war patrols: USS Grayling (SS-209) - 7th and 8th

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 Duty Stations
USS Grayling (SS-209)
  1943-1943, F2c-0000, USS Grayling (SS-209)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Grayling (SS-209)1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to S2c
  Sep 24, 1943, Listed as missing in action (official)
  Jan 03, 1946, Declared dead
  May 11, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Nov 11, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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