Banchero, George Joseph, MoMM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Flier (SS-250)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Fresno, CA
Last Address
San Jose, CA

Casualty Date
Aug 13, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

The USS Flier (SS-250) was on her second war patrol when she was rocked by a great explosion while traveling through the Balabac Strait. She sank in one minute and all but 13 officers and men were lost with the boat. Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class Banchero was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 19 January 1946.

Service number: 6639116

Submarine combat patrols: USS Flier (SS-250) - 1st and 2nd

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Awarded for actions during World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class
Division: U.S.S. Flier (SS-250)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class George Joseph Banchero (NSN: 6639116), United States Navy, for heroism in the performance of outstanding services as a member of the crew in the U.S.S. FLIER (SS-250), on the occasion of that Submarine's grounding on 16 January 1944, as a result of extremely hazardous and adverse weather conditions. On seeing that two of his shipmates had been washed overboard, he unhesitatingly removed his clothing and dived over the side into the raging surf and made for one of his shipmates whose arm had been fractured when he was washed overboard. Although soon exhausted himself, he finally reached this man and after great difficulty and superhuman effort, managed to keep his head above water and help him to safety on a sand bar. His prompt action on this occasion undoubtedly resulted in saving the life of one whom might otherwise have perished. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Flier (SS-250)
  1943-1943, F1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, F1c-0000, USS R-2 (SS-79)
  1943-1944, F1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Flier (SS-250)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to MoMM2
  Jul 28, 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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