Henderson, Hollice Beauford, MoMM2c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1942-1942, MO-0000, USS Grunion (SS-216)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tichnor, AR
Last Address
Tichnor, AR

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1942
 
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

Departing Hawaii on 30 June 1942 after ten days of intensive training, the USS Grunion (SS-216) touched Midway Island before heading toward the Aleutian Islands for her first war patrol. Her first report, made as she patrolled north of Kiska Island, stated she had been attacked by a Japanese destroyer and had fired torpedoes at her with inconclusive results. She operated off Kiska throughout July and sank two enemy patrol boats as she waited for enemy shipping. On 30 July, the submarine reported intensive antisubmarine activity and was ordered back to Dutch Harbor.

The Grunion was never heard from again. Air searches off Kiska were fruitless, and on 5 October the Grunion was reported overdue from patrol and assumed lost with all hands. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 November 1942. Captured Japanese records show no antisubmarine attacks in the Kiska area, and the fate of Grunion remained a mystery for 65 years, until the discovery in the Bering Sea in August 2007 of a wreck believed to be her. In October 2008, the U.S. Navy verified that the wreck is the Grunion.

MoMM2 Henderson was a member of the crew of the USS Grunion when she went missing.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3467880

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

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Grunion (SS-216)
  1940-1940, F3c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1942, F1c-0000, USS S-1 (SS-105)
  1942-1942, F1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1942, MO-0000, USS Grunion (SS-216)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Grunion (SS-216)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to F1c
  Dec 16, 1941, Promoted to F2c
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to MoMM2
  May 25, 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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