Arvan, Herbert Joseph, Matt2c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Mess Attendant 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
MATT-0000-Mess Attendant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Mess Attendant
Primary Unit
1942-1942, MATT-0000, USS Grunion (SS-216)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Mess Attendant 2nd Class

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Iberia, LA
Last Address
DeQuincey, LA

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1942
 
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 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Departing Hawaii on 30 June 1942 after ten days of intensive training, the USS Grunion (SS-216) touched Midway Island before heading toward the Aleutian Islands for her first war patrol. Her first report, made as she patrolled north of Kiska Island, stated she had been attacked by a Japanese destroyer and had fired torpedoes at her with inconclusive results. She operated off Kiska throughout July and sank two enemy patrol boats as she waited for enemy shipping. On 30 July, the submarine reported intensive antisubmarine activity and was ordered back to Dutch Harbor.

The Grunion was never heard from again. Air searches off Kiska were fruitless, and on 5 October the Grunion was reported overdue from patrol and assumed lost with all hands. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 November 1942. Captured Japanese records show no antisubmarine attacks in the Kiska area, and the fate of Grunion remained a mystery for 65 years, until the discovery in the Bering Sea in August 2007 of a wreck believed to be her. In October 2008, the U.S. Navy verified that the wreck is the Grunion.

Matt2c Arvan was a member of the crew of the USS Grunion when she went missing.
   
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Service number: 6441053
   
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  1942-1942, MATT-0000, USS S-20 (SS-125)

Mess Attendant 2nd Class

From Month/Year
February / 1942

To Month/Year
April / 1942

Unit
USS S-20 (SS-125) Unit Page

Rank
Mess Attendant 2nd Class

NEC
MATT-0000-Mess Attendant

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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USS S-20 (SS-125)

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2018
   
   
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5 Members Also There at Same Time
USS S-20 (SS-125)

Demler, Arthur Maxson, ENS, (1933-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Dowey, Clifton, PO2, (1942-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fox, Donald Charles, PO2, (1942-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Dealey, Samuel David, CDR, (1926-1944) OFF Commander
Speed, Laverne, LT, (1942-1969) Seaman

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