Babig, Joseph William, TM1c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1944, TM-0000, USS Shark (SS-314)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brooklyn, NY
Last Address
1241 39th St
Brooklyn, NY

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
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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Last Known Activity

The USS Shark (SS-314) was lost on her third patrol. She was last heard from on 24 October 1944 when she radioed the Submarine Seadragon that she was about to attack a Japanese freighter. She was presumed lost on 27 November 1944 and the cause of her loss in unknown. Torpedoman's Mate, First Class Babig was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 8 November 1945.

Service number: 2245636

Submarine war patrols: USS Shark (SS-314) - 1st through 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 NavyAdvancement Schools and CoursesNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Steelhead (SS-280)
USS Cachalot (SS-170)USS Shark (SS-314)
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS S-48 (SS-159)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, (TM) Torpedomans Mate A School
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS S-48 (SS-159)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1943, TM-0000, USS S-48 (SS-159)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Steelhead (SS-280)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Cachalot (SS-170)
  1943-1944, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1944, TM-0000, USS Shark (SS-314)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 23, 1942, Promoted to TM3
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to TM2
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to TM1
  May 09, 1945, Jewish Serviceman Card1
  Jan 26, 2019, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
United States Navy Memorial
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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