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Home Town Shamokin, PA
Last Address 144 S Franklin St Shamokin, PA
Casualty Date Jan 10, 1943
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
On January 10th, 1943, the USS Argonaut (SS-166) was attacking a Japanese convoy when she was counterattacked by the convoy escorts. An allied plane witnessed her attack. The submarine was apparently damaged by a depth charge. When she came to the surface, she was subsequently sunk by gun fire from the Japanese destroyers escorting the convoy, with a loss of all crew members. Seaman 2nd Class Ferentz was officially declared dead on January 11, 1944.
Service number: 6504725
Submarine war patrols:
USS Nautilus (SS-168) - 3rd
USS Argonaut (SS-166) - 3rd
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