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McCloskey, Thomas Daniel, RM2c.
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Home Town Philadelphia, PA
Last Address Philadelphia, PA
Casualty Date Oct 13, 1944
Cause Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason Other Explosive Device
Location Pacific Ocean
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates (cenotaph)
Last Known Activity
The Escolar set out on her first war patrol on 18 September 1944. On 30 September she reported attacking a small surface ship. Her last communication was on 17 October 1944. There are no records to indicate she was attacked and it has been presumed that she struck a mine and sunk. Radioman 2nd Class McCloskey was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 14 November 1945.
Service number: 2438811
Sub war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179): 1st through 7th
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