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Clark, Curtis Devault, F2c.
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Home Town Blountville, TN
Last Address 210 Clinchfield Ave Erwin, TN
Casualty Date Sep 09, 1943
Cause Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason Other Explosive Device
Location Pacific Ocean
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates (cenotaph)
Last Known Activity
USS Grayling (SS-209) began her eighth and last war patrol in July, 1943, from Fremantle. She made two visits to the coast of the Philippines, delivering supplies and equipment to guerrillas at Pucio Point, Pandan Bay, Panay, 31 July and 23 August 1943. Cruising in the Philippines area, Grayling recorded her last kill, the passenger-cargo Meizan Maru on 27 August in the Tablas Strait, but was not heard from again after 9 September. She was scheduled to make a radio report on 12 September, which she did not, and all attempts to contact her failed. Grayling was officially reported "lost with all hands" 30 September 1943.
F2c Clark was a member of the crew and was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
Service number: 6400591
Submarine war patrols
USS Triton (SS-201) - 6th
USS Grayling (SS-209) - 6th through 7th
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