O'Donnell, Melvin Bernard, RM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
Service Years
1942 - 1943

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
2037 N. Park Ave
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
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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. Radioman Third Class O'Donnell was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 10 January 1946.

Service number: 2441280

Submarine war patrols: USS Capelin (SS-189) - 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 - 2 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS R-13 (SS-90)US NavyUSS Capelin (SS-289)
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS R-13 (SS-90)
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Capelin (SS-289)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to RM3
  Feb 29, 1944, Missing In Action1
  Jan 03, 2018, General Photos
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WWII 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, WWII Memorial National Registry
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