Dickerson, Darrell Ellroy, 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
1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Robalo (SS-273)
Service Years
1932 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Peoria, IL
Last Address
2122 23rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL

Casualty Date
Jul 26, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
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 Robalo (SS-273) began her war patrol from Freemantle, Australia 22 June 1944. Based on Evidence of notes passed from a Prisoner of War camp, it was concluded the Robalo was sunk 26 July 1944. Four crewmen escaped and made their way to the shore, only to be captured by the Japanese. They were imprisoned, but never heard from again. Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Dickerson was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 16 January 1946.

Service number: 3367438

Submarine war patrols
USS Tunny (SS-282) - 1st
USS Robalo (SS-273) - 1st through 3rd

Although some of the exact duty stations are unidentified, CMoMM Dickerson's early career has been gleaned from various newspaper articles. The other information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Porpoise (SS-172)USS Cachalot (SS-170)
USS Tunny (APSS-282/SS-282)USS Silversides (SS-236)USS Robalo (SS-273)
  1937-1938, MM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1938-1938, MM-0000, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1938-1939, MM-0000, USS Porpoise (SS-172)
  1939-1940, MM-0000, USS Cachalot (SS-170)
  1940-1940, MM-0000, USS Ontario (AT-13)
  1940-1941, MM-0000, Naval Station Tutuila, American Somoa
  1941-1942, MM-0000, USS R-14 (SS-91)
  1942-1943, MO-0000, USS Tunny (APSS-282/SS-282)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Silversides (SS-236)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Robalo (SS-273)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1932-1937 Yangtze River Operations
  1944-1944 USS ROBALO (SS-273) 2nd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS ROBALO (SS-273) 3rd War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 18, 1941, Sailor Finds Weather Here Bit Too Chilly1
  Sep 09, 1944, D.E. Dickerson of Sub Crew Said Missing1
  Jan 31, 1946, Petty Officer D.E. Dickerson Declared Dead1
  Mar 04, 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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