Lynch, Walter Lawrence, F1c

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Last Rank
Fireman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
F1c-0000-Fireman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman First Class
Primary Unit
1943-1943, F1c-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Fireman 1st Class

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clarendon, AR
Last Address
Holly Grove, AR

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Shady Grove Cemetery - Clarendon, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Japanese records reported that on 11 October, 1943 the date USS Wahoo (SS-238) was due to exit through La PĂ©rouse Strait, an antisubmarine aircraft sighted a wake and an apparent oil slick from a submerged submarine. The Japanese initiated a combined air and sea attack with numerous depth charges throughout the day. Sawfish had been depth-charged by a patrol boat while transiting the strait two days before, and the enemy's antisubmarine forces were on the alert; their attacks fatally holed Wahoo, and she sank with all hands. She was declared overdue on 2 December 1943 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 6 December 1943.
F1c Lynch was a member of the crew. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 6304290

Submarine war patrols:
USS Nautilus (SS-168) - 4th through 6th
USS Wahoo (SS-288) - 7th

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 - 4 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Nautilus (SS-168)USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1942-1943, F2c-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1943-1943, F1c-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  WWII draft card1
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to F2c
  May 25, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial 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, WW II Memorial National Registry
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