Ganley, John Francis, Jr., CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
Service Years
1935 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
2427 75th St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Capelin (SS-289) began her second war patrol on 17 November 1943, but was never heard from after she left for her patrol. Although Japanese records suggest an attack was made on 23 November, the information is incomplete, and the cause of the Capelin's loss is unknown. Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Ganley was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 10 January 1946.

Service number: 2434652

Submarine war patrols:
USS Drum (SS-228) - 1st and 2nd
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 - 4 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Nitro (AE-2)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Drum (SS-228)
USS Capelin (SS-289)
  1936-1939, F1c-0000, USS Whipple (DD-217)
  1939-1939, F1c-0000, USS Chaumont (AP-5)
  1939-1939, F1c-0000, USS Nitro (AE-2)
  1940-1940, MM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1940, MM-0000, USS Mccawley (AP-10)
  1941-1941, MM-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1941-1942, MO-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1942-1943, MO-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 26, 1940, Diesel Engine (Surface) certificate1
  Feb 01, 1942, Promoted to MM1
  Jun 05, 1942, Change from MM1 to MoMM1
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to CMoMM
  Mar 07, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Jan 01, 2018, 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
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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