Booker, William Dawson, TM2c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Growler (SS-215)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Evergreen, AL
Last Address
Prichard, AL

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery - Pine Orchard, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Growler's (SS-215) final war patrol began in Freemantle, Australia, 20 October 1944, operating in wolfpack with two other submarines. On 8 November, in concert with Hake and Harder, the order to commence firing was given attacking a convoy. Growler was never heard from again, and the cause of her sinking is unknown. Torpedoman's Mate Second Class Booker was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 8 November 1945.

Service number: 6048513

Submarine war patrols:
USS Peto (SS-265) - 2nd
USS Growler (SS-215) - 6th through 11th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Peto (SS-265)USS Growler (SS-215)
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Crater (AK-70)
  1943-1943, S1c-0000, USS Peto (SS-265)
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Growler (SS-215)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 14, 1942, WWII draft card
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to S2c
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Apr 05, 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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