Grooms, Bert Joe, PhM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, PhM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clanton, AL
Last Address
3000-B Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Grooms was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.

Service number: 2721850

Submarine war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179) - 1st
USS Triton (SS-201) - 4th through 6th

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Hohenstein, Raymond Charles, CAPT, (1940-1961) OFF 410X Lieutenant
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Gurganus, Arthur Allen, C.T., (1931-1943) TM TM-0000 Chief Torpedoman
Slover, Millard, PO3, (1942-1944) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Morris, Joseph Albert, S1c, (1942-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Ramsey, Carl Raymond, PO2, (1935-1942) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Williams, Roy Winfred, PO3, (1940-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Pierce, Linda, HA1c, (1939-1941) HA HA-0000 Hospital Apprentice First Class
Gipson, Veldean, PO2, (1940-1943) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Roberts, James Lester, PO3, (1942-1944) SC SC-0000 Seaman Second Class
Rokosz, Stanley Frank, PO3, (1942-1943) SC SC-0000 Seaman Second Class
Abad, Basil Martinez, PO2, (1940-1944) AS AS-0000 Apprentice Seaman
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Roberts, Harold, PO3, (1917-1945) Commander
Dredge, Jay, CPO, (1941-1945) EN Apprentice Seaman
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Cox, Gerald Clinton, PO2, (1939-1941) Petty Officer Second Class
HUGHES, Bernard, PO2 Petty Officer Second Class
HURLEY, Wendell, PO2 Petty Officer Second Class
LYNCH, Emmett, PO2 Petty Officer Second Class

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