Roberts, John Alfred, EM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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

Service number: 6081722

Submarine war patrols:
USS Sturgeon (SS-187) - 7th through 10th
USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 1st through 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 - 6 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Mare Island Naval ShipyardUSS Sturgeon (SS-187)USS Tuna (SS-203)NAVSTA Mare Island, CA
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  1943-1944, EM-0000, USS Sturgeon (SS-187)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, USS Tuna (SS-203)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, NAVSTA Mare Island, CA
  1944-1944, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 USS Sturgeon (SS-187)
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 01, 1943, Promoted to EM2
  Jun 01, 1945, Promoted to EM1
  Nov 27, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2018, WWII 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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