Hancock, John Lincoln, Jr., GM2c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Santa Ana, CA
Last Address
Orange, CA

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Gunner's Mate Second Class Hancock was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

Service number: 5641495

Submarine war patrols: USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 1st through 3rd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS S-37 (SS-142)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1943-1943, Submarine Division 41
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS S-37 (SS-142)
  1944-1944, GM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 01, 1943, Promoted to S2c
  Dec 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Feb 01, 1944, Promoted to GM3
  Jul 18, 1944, Promoted to GM2
  Jul 07, 2018, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWW II Memorial National 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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