Ball, Robert Norman, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
Service Years
1941 - 1943
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Watsonville, CA
Last Address
San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Jan 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On January 10th, 1943, the USS Argonaut (SS-166) was attacking a Japanese convoy when she was counterattacked by the convoy escorts. An allied plane witnessed her attack. The submarine was apparently damaged by a depth charge. When she came to the surface, she was subsequently sunk by gun fire from the Japanese destroyers escorting the convoy, with a loss of all crew members. Seaman 1st Class Ball was officially declared dead on January 11, 1944.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3764500

Submarine war patrols:
USS Nautilus (SS-168) - 1st through 3rd
USS Argonaut (SS-166) - 2nd

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Nautilus (SS-168)USS Argonaut (SS-166)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Makin Raid
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 16, 1940, WWII draft card
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Jul 13, 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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