Beley, Michael, Jr., S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pittsburgh, PA
Last Address
323 Dupont St
Pittsburgh, PA

Casualty Date
Mar 05, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

In company with USS Grayback, USS Grampus (SS-207) departed Brisbane on 11 February 1943, for her sixth war patrol from which she failed to return; the manner of her loss still remains a mystery. Japanese seaplanes reported sinking a submarine on 18 February in Grampus' patrol area, but Grayback reported seeing Grampus in that same area 4 March. On 5 March 1943, the Japanese destroyers Minegumo and Murasame conducted an attack preceding the Battle of Blackett Strait, near Kolombangara island. A heavy oil slick was sighted there the following day, indicating that Grampus may have been lost there in a night attack or gun battle against the destroyers. The Japanese destroyers had by then already been sunk in a night action with U.S. cruisers and destroyers. When repeated attempts failed to contact Grampus, the submarine was declared missing and presumed lost with all hands.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6523248

Submarine war patrols: USS Grampus (SS-207) - 6th

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 Duty Stations
USS Grampus (SS-207)
  1943-1943, S2c-0000, USS Grampus (SS-207)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII draft card
  Jan 22, 1944, Hazelwood Seaman is Missing in Pacific1
  May 17, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Jan 05, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial 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, WW II Memorial National Registry
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