Wallis, George Clemont, SM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
SM-0000-Signalman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Signalman
Primary Unit
1943-1944, SM-0000, USS Tullibee (SS-284)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
SM-Signalman

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jackson, TN
Last Address
281 Poplar St
Jackson, TN

Casualty Date
Mar 26, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Highland Memorial Gardens - Jackson, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

On 5 March 1944, USS Tullibee (SS-284) stood out of Pearl Harbor to begin her fourth war patrol. Nine days later, she called at Midway Island to top off her fuel and then proceeded to her patrol area in the Palau Islands. She was scheduled to support aircraft carrier strikes against those islands on 30-31 March. On 25 March, Tullibee arrived on station and began patrolling. The next day, off the Palau Islands she made radar contact on a convoy consisting of a large passenger-cargo ship, two medium-sized freighters, a destroyer, and two other escorts. The submarine made several surface runs on the transport but kept losing her in rain squalls. Tullibee finally closed to 3,000 yards (2,700 m) and launched two torpedoes from her bow tubes at the target. About two minutes later, the submarine was rocked by a violent explosion. It was only learned after the war that Tullibee's torpedo had run a circular course and she had sunk herself.
 
SM2 Wallis was a member of the crew. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6405141

Submarine war patrols:
USS Drum (SS-228) - 6th and 7th
USS Tullibee (SS-284) - 2nd through 4th

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)USS Sperry (AS-12)USS Drum (SS-228)USS Tullibee (SS-284)
  1942-1943, S2c-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1943-1943, S1c-0000, USS Sperry (AS-12)
  1943-1943, SM-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1943-1944, SM-0000, USS Tullibee (SS-284)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS Tullibee (SS-284) Sunk
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Highland Memorial Gardens1
  Jan 10, 1941, George Wallis Enters Golden Glove Tourney1
  Jun 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to SM3
  May 15, 1944, George C Wallis is Reported Missing1
  Jan 10, 1946, George C Wallis is Now Believed Dead1
  Jan 12, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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