Wyatt, John Clinton, GM1c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1944, GM-0000, USS Grayback (SS-208)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1911
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gandeeville, WV
Last Address
Walton, WV

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1944
 
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 2 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Grayback's (SS-208) 10th war patrol, her most successful, was also her last. She left Pearl Harbor, 28 January, 1944, and by 25 February had sunk three ships and damaged three others. On 27 February she sank another ship but was apparently attacked by carrier based aircraft (according to Japanese reports) and sunk. Gunner's Mate First Class Wyatt was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 12 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2661874

Submarine war patrols:
USS S-33 (SS-138) - 1st through 8th
USS Grayback (SS-208) - 10th

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action during the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth War Patrols in the restricted waters of the Pacific. Tracking her targets relentlessly in wide coverage of her assigned sectors, the USS Grayback boldly penetrated formidable enemy screens to strike at every quarter. Repeatedly forced to deep submergence by unusually heavy depth charging, she continued to launch her torpedoes against strongly escorted convoys with deadly purpose and, under the superb handling of her skilled officers and men, achieved a notable combat record in vital ships sunk or damaged and contributed essentially to the steady weakening of the enemy's shipping strength and to blocking of his life line of supply. Ceaseless in her vigilance and daring in her sustained offensive, she fought gallantly throughout numerous grueling patrols, rendering distinctive service in thwarting the war efforts of a fanatical enemy until she failed to return after the overwhelming counter-attack suffered during her Tenth War Patrol. The USS Grayback leaves behind her an inspiring tradition of intrepidity and aggressiveness, reflecting the valor, the daring seamanship and fortitude of her ship's company.

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS S-33 (SS-138)USS Tambor SS-198USS Grayback (SS-208)
  1940-1941, AS-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1943, GM-0000, USS S-33 (SS-138)
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Tambor SS-198
  1944-1944, GM-0000, USS Grayback (SS-208)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS GRAYBACK (SS-208) 10th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 01, 1941, Promoted to GM3
  Aug 01, 1942, Promoted to GM2
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to GM1
  Aug 19, 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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