Leonard, Wesley Lewis, StM1c

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Last Rank
Steward's Mate First Class
Last Primary NEC
SD-0000-Steward
Last Rating/NEC Group
Steward
Primary Unit
1942-1943, SD-0000, USS Pompano (SS-181)
Service Years
1941 - 1943
Steward's Mate First Class

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rockford, AL
Last Address
1621 10th St North
Birmingham, AL

Casualty Date
Sep 17, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Pompano (SS-181) left for her patrol on 20 August 1943, heading towards the Japanese coast. She was never heard from again and is presumed to have been lost to enemy mines. Steward's Mate, First Class (E-3) Leonard was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 4 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2727674

Submarine war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179) - 1st
USS Pompano (SS-181) - 2nd through 7th

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Plunger (SS-179)USS Pompano (SS-181)
  1942-1942, MATT-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1942-1943, SD-0000, USS Pompano (SS-181)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1943-1943 USS Pompano (SS-181)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 09, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
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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