Bailey, John Billy, 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 Robalo (SS-273)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wellington, TX
Last Address
Bisbee, AZ

Casualty Date
Jul 26, 1944
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 Robalo (SS-273) began her war patrol from Freemantle, Australia 22 June 1944. Based on Evidence of notes passed from a Prisoner of War camp, it was concluded the Robalo was sunk 26 July 1944. Four crewmen escaped and made their way to the shore, only to be captured by the Japanese. They were imprisoned, but never heard from again. Torpedoman's Mate 2nd Class Bailey apparently went down with the vessel and was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 16 January 1946.

Service number: 3565836

Submarine war patrols: USS Robalo (SS-273) - 1st through 3rd

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
NAS San DiegoUSS Robalo (SS-273)
  1941-1943, S1c-0000, NAS San Diego
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Robalo (SS-273)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS ROBALO (SS-273) 3rd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS ROBALO (SS-273) 2nd War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 18, 1941, Promoted to S2c
  May 01, 1944, Promoted to TM2
  May 24, 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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