Gothie, Daniel Shinton, LT

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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1944, POW - Japan
Service Years
1932 - 1944

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lansford, PA
Last Address
30 Brown St
Lewisburg, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
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  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2020, World War II Fallen

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Lexington (CV-2)US NavyNAS PensacolaPrisoner of War
  1932-1934, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1935-1935, USS Sturtevant (DD-240)
  1935-1938, USS Clark (DD-361)
  1938-1939, USS Dobbin (AD-3)
  1939-1941, NAS Pensacola
  1941-1942, Cavite Naval Base, Philipines
  1942-1944, POW - Japan
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Japanese air attacks on US vessels in Cavite
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1928-1932, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Lucky Bag - USNA yearbook
  Jun 02, 1932, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 02, 1935, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Dec 08, 1939, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Apr 08, 1942, Cow Welcome on Corregidor, Writes Gothie1
  May 06, 1942, Six Men in Hands of Japanese1
  Jan 18, 1944, Lieut. Daniel Gothie Writes From Prison Camp1
  Jun 25, 1945, Naval Officer Loses Life on Jap Prison Ship1
  Apr 17, 1947, Widow of Officer is Presented Medal1
  Jun 06, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Jan 06, 2020, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

LT Gothie was serving at Cavite, Philippines when the base was attacked. He was taken as a POW following the Japanese invasion and the fall of Corregidor. He was captured at the fall of the Philippines and held in various prison camps. He was listed as missing in action after the Japanese "Hell Ship" he was aboard, Arisan Maru, was sunk by an American submarine on October 24, 1944 and was later declared dead.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for "meritorious service as officer in charge of Torpedo Repair at Cavite Navy Yard,

Prisoner of War Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine
General Orders:
NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Citation: Lieutenant Daniel S. Gothie (NSN: 0-71671), United States Navy, was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.
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