Bonk, Benjamin Wallace, S1c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1944-1944, S1c-0000, USS Escolar (SS-294)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Camden, NJ
Last Address
5059 Russell Ave
Pennsauken, NJ

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1944
 
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)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Escolar (SS-294) set out on her first war patrol on 18 September 1944. On 30 September she reported attacking a small surface ship. Her last communication was on 17 October 1944. There are no records to indicate she was attacked and it has been presumed that she struck a mine and sunk. Seaman 1st Class Bonk was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 14 November 1945.
   
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Service number: 8264807
 
   
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  1944-1944, S2c-0000, USS R-14 (SS-91)

Seaman Second Class

From Month/Year
January / 1944

To Month/Year
February / 1944

Unit
USS R-14 (SS-91) Unit Page

Rank
Seaman Second Class

NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS R-14 (SS-91) Details

USS R-14 (SS-91)

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2018
   
   
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2 Members Also There at Same Time
USS R-14 (SS-91)

Hahn, Fred Leroy, PO3, (1943-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Zumar, Andrew, S1c, (1943-1944) TM TM-0000 Seaman 1st Class

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