Benner, James Donald, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1945, TM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bellafonte, PA
Last Address
1284 Dayton St
Akron, OH

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Meyer Cemetery - Buffalo Run, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Seaman First Class Benner was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 8573590

Submarine war patrols:
USS Brill (SS-330) - 1st through 3rd
USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 3rd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Brill (SS-330)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1944-1944, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1945-1945, TM-0000, USS Brill (SS-330)
  1945-1945, TM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 20, 1940, Married Jeanette Elizabeth Sutphen
  Oct 04, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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