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Adams, Thomas Bryant, Jr., Y3c.
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Home Town Willacoochee, GA
Last Address Ellenton, GA
Casualty Date Jun 18, 1945
Cause Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason Other Explosive Device
Location Sea of Japan
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Buck Creek Baptist Church Cemetery - Norman Park, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates (memorial marker)
Last Known Activity
USS Bonefish (SS-223) was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18th. Captured Japanese records indicate that a Japanese vessel was sunk on June 19th and that during an intense counterattack a submarine was sunk with all hands. It is presumed that this was the Bonefish. Yeoman Third Class Adams was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.
Service number: 5560113
Submarine war patrols:
USS Silversides (SS-236) - 5th
USS Bonefish (SS-223) - 7th and 8th
Although the gravemarker has YN3 Adams' birth year as 1924, all other records have the year as 1923.