Smith, Carl James, CRM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1945, RM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1941 - 1945

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rexford, KS
Last Address
Indianapolis, IN

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
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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. Chief Radioman Smith was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

Service number: 6280237

Submarine war patrols:
USS Guardfish (SS-217) - 3rd and 4th
USS Albacore (SS-218) - 1st and 2nd; 4th through 8th
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 - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Albacore (SS-218)USS Guardfish (SS-217)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1942-1942, RM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1943, RM-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Guardfish (SS-217)
  1943-1944, RM-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
  1945-1945, RM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Arawe
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to RM2
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to RM1
  Dec 02, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  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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