Olson, Douglas Herman, MoMM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1945-1945, MO-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Balsam Lake, WI
Last Address
Amery, WI

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MB 2 (memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Bonefish (SS-223) was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18th. Captured Japanese records indicate that a Japanese vessel was sunk on June 19th and that during an intense counterattack a submarine was sunk with all hands. It is presumed that this was the Bonefish. Motor Machinists Mate Second Class Olson was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.

Service number: 6393517

Submarine war patrols:
USS Nautilus (SS-168) - 6th and 7th
USS Batfish (SS-310) - 3rd through 5th
USS Bonefish (SS-223) - 7th and 8th

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 - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Nautilus (SS-168)USS Batfish (SS-310)USS Bonefish (SS-223)
  1943-1943, F2c-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1944-1944, MO-0000, Submarine Division 201
  1944-1944, MO-0000, USS Batfish (SS-310)
  1944-1945, MO-0000, Submarine Division 201
  1945-1945, MO-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/USS Nautilus (SS-168) Attu Landings
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 USS BATFISH (SS-310) 3rd War Patrol
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 USS BATFISH (SS-310) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS BATFISH (SS-310) 4th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to F1c
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to MoMM3
  Sep 01, 1944, Promoted to MoMM2
  Nov 20, 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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