Babb, Thomas M, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, USS Escolar (SS-294)
Service Years
1938 - 1944
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Patterson, MA
Last Address
5 Addison St
Gloucester, MA

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Escolar (SS-294) set out on her first war patrol on 18 September 1944. On 30 September she reported attacking a small surface ship. Her last communication was on 17 October 1944. There are no records to indicate she was attacked and it has been presumed that she struck a mine and sunk. Lieutenant Babb was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 14 November 1945.
   
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Service number: 123637

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 Duty Stations
USS Escolar (SS-294)
  1943-1944, USS Escolar (SS-294)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS Escolar (SS-294)1
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1938-1941, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Lucky Bag - USNA Yearbook
  Dec 19, 1941, Commissioned as Ensign
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Oct 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jan 21, 2019, 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
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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