Hand, William Reeves, EM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Long Beach, CA
Last Address
Long Beach, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 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

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.
 
EM2 Hand was a member of the crew. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3820619

Submarine war patrols: USS Wahoo (SS-238) - 6th and 7th

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

 
 Duty Stations
USS West Virginia (BB-48)USS Saratoga (CV-3)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonMare Island Naval Shipyard
USS Snapper (SS-185)USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1938-1941, EM-0000, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1941-1942, EM-0000, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1942-1943, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, EM-0000, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Snapper (SS-185)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Wake Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1943-1943 USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 16, 1939, Promoted to F2c
  Aug 16, 1940, Promoted to EM3
  Sep 01, 1942, Promoted to EM2
  Jul 15, 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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