Bontier, Albert Marion, CDR

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Last Rank
Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
Service Years
1931 - 1944
Commander
Commander

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Caney, KS
Last Address
White Plains, NY

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 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 Seawolf (SS-197) began her last war patrol on 21 September 1944. On 29 September, she reached Manus Island in northern Papua New Guinea and sailed the same day carrying stores and Army personnel to the east coast of Samar. The last contact from her was on 3 October 1944. On 28 December 1944, the Seawolf was announced overdue from patrol and presumed lost. Commander Bontier was listed as missing in action and later declared dead on 7 October 1945.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 074825

Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Division: U.S.S. Spearfish (SS-190)
General Orders: Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 01090 (June 11, 1946)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Albert Marion Bontier (NSN: 0-74825), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action in the performance of his duties as Assistant Approach Officer in the U.S.S. SPEARFISH (SS-190), during the THIRD War Patrol of that Submarine in the Southwest Pacific Area from 27 March 1942 to 20 May 1942. His excellent judgment and thorough knowledge of attack problems assisted his Commanding Officer in conducting attacks which resulted in the sinking of two enemy ships, totaling 10,000 tons. In addition, he assisted considerably in completing a special mission where many military and naval personnel were rescued from an island fortress under constant enemy attack. His coolness and high devotion to duty contributed directly to the success of his vessel in evading severe enemy countermeasures. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to all with whom he served, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
   
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  1939-1940, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton

Lieutenant Junior Grade

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November / 1939

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June / 1940

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Lieutenant Junior Grade

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NAVSUBASE New London/Groton

Type
Garrison - Base Station

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
NAVSUBASE

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Blaha, Frank, LCDR, (1935-1944) OFF Ensign
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Eiben, Joseph, CPO, (1913-1945) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Brooks, William Jeremiah, CPO, (1927-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
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Ganley, John Francis, CPO, (1935-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
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Koster, Nicholas Leo, CPO, (1935-1944) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
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McKenzie, Lloyd Charles, PO1, (1934-1943) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Hall, Odell, PO1, (1937-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Parr, Thomas Sherman, PO2, (1936-1943) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Delaney, Thomas Morris, CPO, (1937-1944) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Pope, Charles DeWitt, CPO, (1935-1944) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
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Burrell, David Lee, PO1, (1935-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
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Goodhue, Theodore Lester, CPO, (1938-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
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Pinder, Richard Allen, CPO, (1937-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
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Roberts, Claude William, PO1, (1937-1943) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
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Frost, Chester Frank, PO1, (1940-1944) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
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