Beck, Merle La Vaghn, GM2c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1942 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Stuart, IA
Last Address
Stuart, IA

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Sea of Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Bonefish (SS-223) was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18th. Captured Japanese records indicate that a Japanese vessel was sunk on June 19th and that during an intense counterattack a submarine was sunk with all hands. It is presumed that this was the Bonefish. Gunners Mate Second Class Beck was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.
   
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Service number: 3217875
   
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USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

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1945
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1945
 
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Oct 19, 2018
   
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