Delaney, Thomas Morris, CGM

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Last Rank
Chief Gunner's Mate
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Tullibee (SS-284)
Service Years
1937 - 1944
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bellwood, NE
Last Address
3248 Malcolm St
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Mar 26, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
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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Last Known Activity

On 5 March 1944, the USS Tullibee stood out of Pearl Harbor to begin her fourth war patrol. Nine days later, she called at Midway Island to top off her fuel and then proceeded to her patrol area in the Palau Islands. She was scheduled to support aircraft carrier strikes against those islands on 30-31 March. On 25 March, Tullibee arrived on station and began patrolling. The next day, off the Palau Islands she made radar contact on a convoy consisting of a large passenger-cargo ship, two medium-sized freighters, a destroyer, and two other escorts. The submarine made several surface runs on the transport but kept losing her in rain squalls. Tullibee finally closed to 3,000 yards (2,700 m) and launched two torpedoes from her bow tubes at the target. About two minutes later, the submarine was rocked by a violent explosion. It was only learned after the war that Tullibee's torpedo had run a circular course and she had sunk herself. CGM Delaney was a member of the crew. His remains were never recovered.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3164958

Submarine combat patrols:
USS Bass (SS-164) - 1st through 4th
USS Tullibee (SS-284) - 1st through 4th

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Nitro (AE-2)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonMare Island Naval Shipyard
USS Tullibee (SS-284)
  1937-1940, GM-0000, USS California (BB-44)
  1940-1940, GM-0000, USS Nitro (AE-2)
  1940-1941, GM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, GM-0000, USS Bass (SS-164)
  1942-1943, GM-0000, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Tullibee (SS-284)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to GM1
  Oct 22, 1942, Deck Court
  Feb 01, 1944, Promoted to CGM
  Jul 28, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
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