Fisher, Richard Kirk, MoMM1c

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Last Rate
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Cisco (SS-290)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clarion, IA
Last Address
Compton, CA

Casualty Date
Sep 28, 1943
KIA-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Military Service Number
Not Specified

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Cisco (SS-290) began her first war patrol on 20 September 1943, and was never heard from after that. Japanese records indicate that a submarine was attacked and sunk on 28 September in the area where the USS Cisco was the only known American Submarine. She was presumed lost in action on that date. Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class Fisher was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 8 January 1946.

Service number: 3111661

Submarine war patrols:
USS Gato (SS-212) - 1st through 3rd
USS Cisco (SS-290) - 1st

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Gato (SS-212)USS Cisco (SS-290)
  1940-1940, F1c-0000, USS Chester (CA-27)
  1940-1940, F1c-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1940-1941, F1c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1941, MM-0000, USS S-17 (SS-122)
  1941-1941, MM-0000, USS S-45 (SS-156)
  1941-1941, MM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, MO-0000, USS Gato (SS-212)
  1942-1942, MO-0000, SUBBASE Midway
  1942-1943, MO-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Cisco (SS-290)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1943-1943 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Sinking of the USS Cisco (SS-290)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 04, 1938, Married Chestena Zimmerman
  Jul 01, 1941, Promoted to MM2
  Jun 07, 1942, Change to MoMM2
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to MoMM1
  Aug 09, 2018, Other Photos
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry - Assoc. Page
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