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Blackmon, Edward Brown, CPhM.
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Home Town Bay Minette
Last Address Not Specified
Casualty Date Nov 07, 1944
Cause Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Conflict USS Albacore (SS-218)
Location of Interment Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates Court 5 (cenotaph)
Last Known Activity
The Albacore began a patrol on October 24, 1944, and refueled at Midway Island on October 28th. There was no further contact with the boat after that date. Japanese records report a submarine exploding as the result of contact with a mine on November 7, 1944 and the Albacore was presumed lost on December 21st 1944. Chief Pharmacist's Mate was officially declared dead on December 13, 1945.