Thew, Richard Ridley, FC1c

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Last Rank
Fire Controlman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1940-1942, FC-0000, USS Shark (SS-174)
Service Years
1938 - 1942
FC-Fire Controlman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, CA
Last Address
1819 North Cogswell Rd
District of Columbia

Casualty Date
Feb 11, 1942
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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The USS Shark (SS-174) departed Manila on 9 December 1941, was ordered back on 19 December. She embarked again reported on 7 February 1942 that she was pursuing a Japanese cargo ship. She was never heard from again. She was presumed lost on 7 March 1942. Fire Controlman, First Class Thew was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 16 February 1943.

Service number: 3808943

Submarine war patrols: USS Shark (SS-174) - 1st

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USS Colorado (BB-45)USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)USS Shark (SS-174)
  1938-1939, FC-0000, USS Colorado (BB-45)
  1939-1940, FC-0000, USS Cuttlefish (SS-171)
  1940-1942, FC-0000, USS Shark (SS-174)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Shark (SS-174)
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  Jul 26, 2018, General Photos1
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  2018, WW 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, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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