Abel, Donald Arthur, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 112X, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
RIverside, Illinois
Last Address
USS Bonefish (SS-223)

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Sea of Japan
Conflict
USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea - N/A, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
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My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Seventh patrol

From Hawaii, Bonefish continued on to San Francisco, where she underwent overhauI at the Bethlehem Steel Submarine Repair Basin from 18 November 1944 to 13 February 1945. Then, after refresher training off Monterey, Calif., she returned to Pearl Harbor, where she conducted exercises until 20 March. Bonefish then set sail via Guam for the East China Sea and her seventh war patrol. Despite thorough coverage of the waters assigned her, she made few contacts and each of these was a small antisubmarine vessel. On 13 April, she attempted to sink a patrol vessel, but the target's radical maneuvers enabled her quarry to escape. While on lifeguard duty off Korea's southern coast on 16 April, Bonefish rescued two Japanese aviators who had been shot down by a Navy plane. On 7 May, the submarine returned to Apra Harbor, Guam, ending a short and unsuccessful patrol.

   
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