Gipson, Veldean, 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
1941-1943, TM-0000, USS Pompano (SS-181)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Conway, AR
Last Address
Canalou, AR

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. Torpedoman's Mate, Second Class Gipson was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 4 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3374842

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

Some sources have TM2 Gipson's first name spelled "Veldeane", but the official Navy muster rolls have it spelled "Veldean". Also, some sources list Jerusalem, AR as his place of birth while his WWII draft card has it listed as Conway, AR.

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

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HIUSS Pompano (SS-181)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HI
  1941-1943, TM-0000, USS Pompano (SS-181)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1942 USS Pompano (SS-181)/USS POMPANO (SS-181) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Pompano (SS-181)/USS POMPANO (SS-181) 2nd War Patrol
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 USS Pompano (SS-181)/USS POMPANO (SS-181) 3rd War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Pompano (SS-181)/USS POMPANO (SS-181) 4th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Pompano (SS-181)/USS POMPANO (SS-181) 5th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Pompano (SS-181)/USS POMPANO (SS-181) 6th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 16, 1940, WWII draft card
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Jul 01, 1942, Promoted to TM3
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to TM2
  May 10, 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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