Parks, William Jona, 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
1945-1945, GM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Accomac, VA
Last Address
Accomac, VA

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Parksley cemetery - Parksley, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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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. Gunner's Mate First Class Parks was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

Service number: 2582425

Submarine war patrols: USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 2nd and 3rd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Mazama (AE-9)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1940-1941, GM-0000, USS New York (BB-34)
  1941-1942, GM-0000, USS S-12 (SS-117)
  1942-1943, GM-0000, USS S-11 (SS-116)
  1943-1944, GM-0000, Submarine Division 32
  1944-1944, GM-0000, USS Mazama (AE-9)
  1945-1945, GM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 16, 1941, Promoted to GM3
  Dec 01, 1941, Promoted to GM2
  Sep 01, 1942, Promoted to GM1
  Feb 20, 1943, Demoted to GM2
  Jun 01, 1943, Promoted to GM1
  Nov 22, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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