Peeler, Willie Lee, F2c

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Last Rank
Fireman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
F2c-0000-Fireman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman Second Class
Primary Unit
1943-1943, F2c-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Fireman 2nd Class

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Paragould, AR
Last Address
Paragould, AR

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MC 35-M (memorial marker)

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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. Fireman 2nd Class Peeler was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6303125

Submarine war patrols:
USS Guardfish (SS-217) - 2nd
USS Triton (SS-201) - 6th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
USS Guardfish (SS-217)USS Triton (SS-201)
  1942-1943, F2c-0000, USS Guardfish (SS-217)
  1943-1943, F2c-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 USS Triton (SS-201)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 27, 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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