Grooms, Bert Joe, PhM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, PhM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clanton, AL
Last Address
3000-B Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Grooms was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2721850

Submarine war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179) - 1st
USS Triton (SS-201) - 4th through 6th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HIUSS Plunger (SS-179)USS Triton (SS-201)
  1941-1942, PhM-0000, Naval Station (NAVSTA), Pearl Harbor, HI
  1942-1942, PhM-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1942-1943, PhM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1943-1943 USS Triton (SS-201)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 14, 1941, Married Nancy Bryant
  Feb 01, 1942, Promoted to PhM2
  Sep 01, 1942, Promoted to PhM1
  May 16, 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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