Meyer, Frederick William H, TM3c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Grayback (SS-208)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kansas City, MO
Last Address
1915 East 36th St
Kansas City, MO

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Mount Moriah Cemetery - Kansas City, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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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. Torpedoman's Mate Third Class Meyer was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 12 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 3426212

Full name: Frederick William Henry Meyer

Submarine war patrols:
USS Gato (SS-212) - 3rd and 4th
USS Grayback (SS-208) - 6th through 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 Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Fulton (AS-11)NAVSUBASE Pearl HarborUSS Gato (SS-212)USS Grayback (SS-208)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Fulton (AS-11)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Fulton (AS-11)
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Gato (SS-212)
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Grayback (SS-208)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 USS GRAYBACK (SS-208) 8th War Patrol
  1943-1944 USS GRAYBACK (SS-208) 9th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS GRAYBACK (SS-208) 10th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Feb 28, 1946, WWII Jewish Serviceman Card1
  Aug 23, 2018, General Photos1
 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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