Klekotka, Alexander John, MM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate/SS
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1940-1943, MM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1936 - 1943
MM-Machinists Mate
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
132 Spring St
Wilkes-Barre, PA

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Award for Antisubmarine Warfare Excellence

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Machinist's Mate 1st Class Klekotka was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.

Service number: 2580309

Submarine war patrols: USS Triton (SS-201) - 1st through 6th

Although many sources have MM1 Klekotka listed as a Motor Machinist's Mate, the official muster rolls have him listed simply as a Machinist's Mate. Also, many sources have him listed as only a Petty Officer 3rd Class, whereas those same muster rolls have his final rank listed as Petty Officer 1st Class.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS S-41 (SS-146)US NavyUSS Triton (SS-201)
  1939-1939, MM-0000, USS S-41 (SS-146)
  1939-1939, MM-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1939-1940, MM-0000, USS Seagull (AM-30)
  1940-1940, MM-0000, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1940-1943, MM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Wake Island
  1943-1943 USS Triton (SS-201)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 14, 1940, News of the Navy and Navy Yard1
  Jul 06, 1940, Married Elizabeth Ellen Hotchkiss
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to MM1
  Dec 21, 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
WWII 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, WWII Memorial National Registry
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