Aman, Paul Duval, 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 Dorado (SS-248)
Service Years
1937 - 1943
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
Washington, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
East Coast Memorial (Tablets of the missing) - Manhattan, New York
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Commissioned into service in the summer of 1943, USS Dorado conducted shakedown and training operations off the New England region of northeastern United States. On 6 Oct 1943, she departed for the Panama Canal Zone for the ultimate destination of Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. On 12 Oct 1943, a US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft operating out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba detected an unidentified submarine and attacked her with three depth charges and one bomb; it was not clear whether the submarine was damaged; later in the patrol, the same aircraft encountered another submarine which fired on the aircraft. Later, an Allied convoy sailing through the region reported no contact with any friendly submarines. After Dorado had failed to arrive at the Panama Canal Zone on 14 Oct, air searches were launched, finding scattered oil slicks that later investigation found to be not of submarine fuel in nature. It was ultimately concluded that both of the submarine contacts that the US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft encountered on 12 Oct 1943 were indeed hostile (the second contact was later concluded to be German submarine U-214), and thus USS Dorado was most likely lost due to an accident or to a German naval mine. GM1 Aman was among the crew listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 3812430

Submarine war patrols:
USS  Snapper (SS-185) - 2nd and 3rd
USS Sargo (SS-188) - 5th through 7th

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonNAVSUBASE Pearl HarborUSS Pollack (SS-180)USS Holland (AS-3)
USS Snapper (SS-185)USS Sargo (SS-188)NAVSTA Mare Island, CAUSS Dorado (SS-248)
  1940-1940, S1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1940, S1c-0000, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1940-1941, GM-00TM, USS Pollack (SS-180)
  1941-1941, GM-00TM, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1941-1942, GM-00TM, USS Holland (AS-3)
  1942-1942, GM-00TM, USS Snapper (SS-185)
  1942-1943, GM-00TM, USS Sargo (SS-188)
  1943-1943, GM-00TM, NAVSTA Mare Island, CA
  1943-1943, GM-00TM, USS Dorado (SS-248)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 01, 1941, Promoted to GM3
  Feb 01, 1942, Promoted to GM2
  Oct 12, 1943, WWII Casulaty Listing
  Nov 19, 2017, General Photos1
 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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