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Sheila Rae Myers, HM3
Hawkins, William Paul, BM2c.
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Home Town New York, NY
Last Address New York, NY
Casualty Date Aug 06, 1945
Cause Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason Other Explosive Device
Location Pacific Ocean
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates (cenotaph)
Last Known Activity
USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Boatswain's Mate Second Class Hawkins was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
Service number: 2245938
Submarine war patrols:
USS Barracuda (SS-163) - 5th and 6th
USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 1st through 3rd
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