Gabrunas, Philip Joseph, CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Service Years
1934 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Two Hash Marks

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Boston, MA
Last Address
1 Harrison Park
Dorchester, MA

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1943
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

The USS Sculpin (SS-191) was on her ninth war patrol in the Turk Island Area on November 19, 1943 when she was attacked by the enemy. Damage from depth-charges forced her to surface. Although many of the crew were taken prisoner by the Japanese, CMoMM Gabrunas was manning the hydraulic manifold when Sculpin was scuttled and went down with the vessel. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2014980

Submarine war patrols: USS Sculpin (SS-191) - 1st through 9th

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

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Dolphin (SS-169)USS Sculpin (SS-191)
  1934-1938, MM-0000, USS Pensacola (CA-24)
  1938-1938, MM-0000, Navy Yard Philadelphia
  1938-1941, MM-0000, USS Phoenix (CL-46)
  1941-1941, MM-0000, USS Dolphin (SS-169)
  1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Sculpin (SS-191)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 4th War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 3rd War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 5th War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 2nd War Patrol
  1942-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 6th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 8th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 7th War patrol
  1943-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 9th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 16, 1940, Promoted to MM1
  Nov 28, 1942, Promoted to MoMM1
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to CMoMM
  Mar 19, 1952, Submarine Base Field is Dedicated1
  Jan 30, 2015, Niece of Gabrunas Hall Namesake Visits Pearl Harbor1
  Feb 24, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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