Vaughn, Paul Benton, Jr., S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman First Class
Last Primary NEC
COX-0000-Coxswain
Last Rating/NEC Group
COX
Primary Unit
1944-1944, COX-0000, USS Tang (SS-306)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
COX-Coxswain
Seaman First Class

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lenoir City, TN
Last Address
Lenoir City, TN

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Tang (SS-306) was on her fifth war patrol when she came upon a Japanese convoy. On the morning of 24 October 1944 she had sunk three ships when she fired her 24th and last torpedo. That torpedo turned to the left, making a circular turn. Tang tried to clear the path of the torpedo, but was struck by her own torpedo and sank. Coxswain Vaughn Jr. was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 7 December 1945.
   
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Service number: 8456676

Submarine war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179) - 9th through 12th
USS Tang (SS-306) - 5th

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Plunger (SS-179)USS Tang (SS-306)
  1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1944-1944, COX-0000, USS Tang (SS-306)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jan 11, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  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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