Jackson, August Norbert, TM2c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Grayback (SS-208)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Norfolk, VA
Last Address
1305 Constantinople St
New Orleans, LA

Casualty Date
Feb 26, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Grayback's (SS-208) 10th war patrol, her most successful, was also her last. She left Pearl Harbor, 28 January, 1944, and by 25 February had sunk three ships and damaged three others. On 27 February she sank another ship but was apparently attacked by carrier based aircraft (according to Japanese reports) and sunk. Torpedoman's Mate Second Class Jackson was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 12 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2747468

Submarine war patrols: USS Grayback (SS-208) - 5th; 7th through 10th

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action during the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth War Patrols in the restricted waters of the Pacific. Tracking her targets relentlessly in wide coverage of her assigned sectors, the USS Grayback boldly penetrated formidable enemy screens to strike at every quarter. Repeatedly forced to deep submergence by unusually heavy depth charging, she continued to launch her torpedoes against strongly escorted convoys with deadly purpose and, under the superb handling of her skilled officers and men, achieved a notable combat record in vital ships sunk or damaged and contributed essentially to the steady weakening of the enemy's shipping strength and to blocking of his life line of supply. Ceaseless in her vigilance and daring in her sustained offensive, she fought gallantly throughout numerous grueling patrols, rendering distinctive service in thwarting the war efforts of a fanatical enemy until she failed to return after the overwhelming counter-attack suffered during her Tenth War Patrol. The USS Grayback leaves behind her an inspiring tradition of intrepidity and aggressiveness, reflecting the valor, the daring seamanship and fortitude of her ship's company.

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  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS Sperry (AS-12)

TM-Torpedoman's Mate

From Month/Year
June / 1942

To Month/Year
December / 1942

Unit
USS Sperry (AS-12) Unit Page

Rank
Torpedoman 3rd Class

NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Sperry (AS-12) Details

USS Sperry (AS-12)
Hull number AS-12

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Fulton-class

Strength
Tender/ Repair Ship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2018
   
   
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USS Sperry (AS-12)
10 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Sperry (AS-12)

Weeks, John Richard, CPO, (1941-1945) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Howell, Zee E., (1940-1946) BM BM-0000 [Other Service Rank]
Smith, Robert Holmes, CAPT, (1919-1943) OFF 112X Captain
Garrett, George Caleb, PO2, (1939-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Barnett, James Edgar, PO1, (1942-1944) SC SC-0000 Quartermaster 3rd Class
Kirk, Eugene Thomas, S1c, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Dodson, James Ray, Cox, (1942-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Lovett, Carl Marvin, PO3, (1942-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Roberts, James Lester, PO3, (1942-1944) AS AS-0000 Apprentice Seaman
Baker, Jr., Joseph Nicholas, PO1, (1942-1946) Fireman Apprentice

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