Gaffney, George Albert, Jr., SM3c

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Last Rank
Signalman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
SM-0000-Signalman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Signalman
Primary Unit
1943-1943, SM-0000, USS Pompano (SS-181)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
SM-Signalman

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Bernardino, CA
Last Address
1237 Garden Dr
San Bernardino, CA

Casualty Date
Sep 17, 1943
 
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

USS Pompano (SS-181) left for her patrol on 20 August 1943, heading towards the Japanese coast. She was never heard from again and is presumed to have been lost to enemy mines. Signalman, Third Class Gaffney Jr. was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 4 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 5632020

Submarine war partols: USS Pompano (SS-181) - 7th

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSTA Treasure IslandNAVSTA Mare IslandUS NavyUSS Pompano (SS-181)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, NAVSTA Treasure Island
  1942-1943, SM-0000, NAVSTA Mare Island
  1943-1943, SM-0000, USS Republic (AP-33)
  1943-1943, SM-0000, Submarine Division 44
  1943-1943, SM-0000, USS Pompano (SS-181)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Pompano (SS-181)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 30, 1942, WWII draft card
  Nov 05, 1943, Lost in Action, Paremts Advised1
  Jun 14, 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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