Lamothe, Joseph Norman, COX

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, Cox-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Manseau, Quebec, Canada
Last Address
76 School St
Taftville, CT

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Sea of Japan
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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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. Coxswain Lamothe was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.

Service number: 6422809

Submarine war patrols;
USS Bowfin (SS-287) - 1st and 2nd
USS Bluefish (SS-222) - 3rd through 5th
USS Bonefish (SS-223) - 5th through 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

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Bowfin (SS-287)USS Bluefish (SS-222)
USS Bonefish (SS-223)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS R-14 (SS-91)
  1942-1943, S2c-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, S1c-0000, USS Bowfin (SS-287)
  1943-1944, S1c-0000, USS Bluefish (SS-222)
  1944-1945, Cox-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 6th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 30, 1942, WWII draft card
  Aug 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Jul 01, 1944, Promoted to COX
  Dec 13, 2018, General Photos1
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II FallenWWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
  2018, 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
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