Hall, Donovan Gilbert, 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
1940-1943, MO-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1921 - 1943
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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1903
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mankato, MN
Last Address
2014 West College Ave
Spokane, Washington
(Wife~Dora Leona Hall)

Casualty Date
Apr 08, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Last Known Activity

From USS Nautlis Organization:

On 16 February 1943, USS TRITON (SS-201) departed Brisbane, Australia, on her sixth war patrol. Her assigned area: the waters around Papua New Guinea.

On 6 March, after sinking the Japanese cargo vessel Kiriha Maru, the boat was forced deep when one of her torpedoes made a circular run. For the next nine days she contended with a variety of enemy ships and believed that at least five of the eight torpedoes she expended hit their mark. On 15 March, USS TRIGGER (SS-237), which was operating in an area near TRITON, reported that she had experienced heavy depth charging after attacking a convoy. The attacks continued in the distance for an hour after they stopped in TRIGGER’s vicinity.

Several weeks later a welcoming committee—complete with a band, fresh fruit, and ice cream—gathered on the pier and waited for TRITON to appear as scheduled. She never did. She was reported overdue and presumed lost on 10 April. The cause of her sinking has been in dispute ever since. Japanese records examined after the war’s end indicate that three Japanese destroyers attacked a sub in TRITON’s general area on 15 March. Sailors aboard the ships subsequently observed an oil slick and debris with words in English. Although this sub could have been TRITON, others argue that she may have been lost to a second circular-running torpedo like the one she dealt with on 6 March; two other American submarines, USS TULLIBEE (SS-284) and USS TANG (SS-306) suffered that fate in 1944.

Regardless of what happened, TRITON, the recipient of five battle stars for her wartime service, took 74 men to the bottom with her.

   
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  1940-1943, MO-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)

MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Unit
USS Triton (SS-201) Unit Page

Rank
Chief Petty Officer

NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Triton (SS-201) Details

USS Triton (SS-201)
Hull number SS-201

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017
   
   
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USS Triton (SS-201)

Severance, Edwin St. John, CPO, (1936-1943) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Stanford, William Wilson, CPO, (1930-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Klimosewski, John Paul, PO1, (1938-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Ward, William Allen, PO1, (1936-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Forbes, David Allen, PO2, (1942-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Goodnight, Jerry Calvert, PO1, (1940-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jones, Marsh, CPO, (1934-1943) QM QM-0000 Chief Quartermaster
Ballou, William Edward, CPO, (1929-1943) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Barton, Edward John, CPO, (1925-1943) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Cotton, Clarence, CPO, (1920-1943) SD SD-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Thompson, Harold, CPO, (1926-1950) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Goodhue, Theodore Lester, CPO, (1938-1945) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
McKenzie, Lloyd Charles, PO1, (1934-1943) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Richardson, James Woodrow, CPO, (1936-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Boland, John Joseph, CPO, (1934-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Grooms, Bert Joe, PO1, (1938-1943) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hall, Odell, PO1, (1937-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Klekotka, Alexander John, PO1, (1936-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Koster, Nicholas Leo, CPO, (1935-1944) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, Thomas Charles, PO1, (1936-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Browning, James Auswell, PO1, (1941-1945) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
King, Homer Lymon, PO1, (1939-1943) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Quesenberry, Merlin Justice, PO1, (1938-1943) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Remaley, William Daniel, PO1, (1941-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Visnich, George, PO2, (1936-1943) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Ben Robert, PO1, (1939-1943) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Dabney, John Davis, PO3, (1940-1943) Ck SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Landers, Charles Wilfred, PO3, (1938-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Minton, Joseph, LT, (1941-1964) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Festin, Stanley, PO3, (1940-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Hale, Donald Eugene, S1c, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Harper, Joseph Kirby, PO2, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Howell, James Larkin, S1c, (1941-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Oeldemann, Henry Carl, F1c, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Waller, John Joseph, PO2, (1938-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Finney, Wilson Owen, PO2, (1941-1944) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Kaiser, Robert Wellington, PO2, (1940-1944) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Abbott, Roy Emerson, F2c, (1943-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Browning, James Auswell, PO1, (1941-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Clark, Curtis Devault, F2c, (1941-1943) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Mollohan, George, PO2, (1941-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Fuller, Grant Moses, CPO, (1941-1945) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Hughart, Robert Edwin, PO2, (1941-1944) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Hughart, Robert Edwin, PO2, (1941-1944) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Sullivan, Owen Joseph, PO1, (1941-1944) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Peeler, Willie Lee, F2c, (1942-1943) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class
Dabney, John Davis, PO3, (1940-1943) MAT MATT-0000 Mess Attendant 3rd Class
Videkovich, William, PO2, (1942-1945) MO Fireman 1st Class
Kirkpatrick, Charles, RDML, (1926-1964) Lieutenant Commander
Lent, Willis (Pilly), RADM, (1925-1955) Lieutenant Commander
Hollingsworth, John Christie, CDR, (1931-1944) Lieutenant
Parks, Edward Schley, LT, (1940-1943) OFF Lieutenant
Sorensen, Vernon Frederick, LT, (1940-1943) OFF Lieutenant
O'Sullivan, Cornelius Dion, LTJG, (1938-1943) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Van Roosen, Hugh Collett, LTJG, (1938-1943) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Mabuti, Santiago Pablo, PO2, (1942-1943) Ck Petty Officer Third Class
Sawerbrey, Alexander Smith, S1c, (1942-1943) Seaman Second Class
Mackenzie, George Kenneth, LCDR, (1932-1943) Lieutenant Commander
Crutchfield, Jack Randolph, LT, (1937-1943) Lieutenant

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