Meadows, Fred Nixon, GM3

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-00TM-Torpedomen and Gunner's Mate merger
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, GM-00TM, USS Barbel (SS-316)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Slippery Rock, PA
Last Address
Slippery Rock, PA

Casualty Date
Feb 04, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Barbel (SS-316) began her fourth and last war patrol 5 January 1945. On 3 February she reported being attacked by enemy aircraft, and no word was heard from her after that date. Captured Japanese records report of the sinking of an American Submarine on 4 February, which was most likely Barbel, she was officially reported lost 16 February 1945. Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Meadows was officially declared dead 19 February 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 8221483

Submarine war patrols:
USS Barbel (SS-316) - 1st through 4th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Barbel (SS-316)
  1944-1945, GM-00TM, USS Barbel (SS-316)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jan 01, 1945, Promoted to GM3
  Feb 18, 1945, Listed as MIA (official)
  Nov 18, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
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, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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