Hawkins, William Paul, BM2c

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, BM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York, NY
Last Address
New York, NY

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
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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 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. Boatswain's Mate Second Class Hawkins was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2245938

Submarine war patrols:
USS Barracuda (SS-163) - 5th and 6th
USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 1st through 3rd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Hornet (CV-8)US NavyUSS Barracuda (SS-163)NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Hornet (CV-8)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Bass (SS-164)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, SUBBASE Coco Solo, Panama
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Bass (SS-164)
  1942-1944, BM-0000, USS Barracuda (SS-163)
  1944-1944, BM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1945, BM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 08, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to COX
  Apr 01, 1944, Promoted to BM2
  Nov 10, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  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
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