Philabert, Frank Florestine, Jr., ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 000X, USS Shark (SS-174)
Service Years
1940 - 1942

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Birmingham, AL
Last Address
Birmingham, AL

Casualty Date
Feb 11, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

The USS Shark (SS-174) departed Manila on 9 December 1941, was ordered back on 19 December. She embarked again reported on 7 February 1942 that she was pursuing a Japanese cargo ship. She was never heard from again. She was presumed lost on 7 March 1942. Ensign Philabert was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 16 February 1943.

Service number: 095525
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Submarine Officer Badge
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 Duty Stations
USS Shark (SS-174)
  1941-1942, 000X, USS Shark (SS-174)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Shark (SS-174)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Alabama
  1936-1940, University of Alabama
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 14, 1940, Commissioned as Ensign
  Mar 11, 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
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, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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