Bontier, Albert Marion, CDR

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Line Officer
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1944-1944, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
Service Years
1931 - 1944

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Caney, KS
Last Address
White Plains, NY

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
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Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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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.

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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Cromwell, John Philip, CAPT, (1924-1943) OFF 112X Captain
Connaway, Fred, CDR, (1928-1943) OFF 000X Commander
Galantin, Ignatius, ADM, (1933-1970) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Fiedler, Wendell Max, ENS, (1942-1943) OFF 000X Ensign
Gamel, John Worth, ENS, (1938-1943) OFF 000X Ensign
Mendenhall Jr., Corwin, RADM, (1939-1959) Lieutenant
Gabrunas, Philip Joseph, CPO, (1934-1943) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Maguire, Stanley Wayne, PO2, (1942-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Warren, Ellis Edward, PO2, (1940-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Harper, James Quinton, PO3, (1941-1943) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Brannum, Bill Clifton, PO3, (1940-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Elliott, Henry Leonidas, PO3, (1942-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Salava, Frank, PO3, (1940-1943) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Taylor, Clifford Gene, PO3, (1940-1943) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Baker, Jr., Joseph Nicholas, PO1, (1942-1946) Fireman

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