Everett, John Leak, Jr., LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1940-1943, 112X, USS Argonaut (SS-166)
Service Years
1934 - 1943
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1911
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rockingham
Last Address
San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Jan 10, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Papua New Guinea
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Submarine War Patrols
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
Not Specified
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Dec 24, 2010
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Argonaut returned to action in the South Pacific in August. Admiral Chester W. Nimitz assigned Argonaut and Nautilus to transport and land Marine Raiders on Makin Island in the Gilbert Islands for the Makin Raid. This move was designed to relieve pressure on American forces that had just landed on Guadalcanal. On 8 August, the two submarines embarked 120[11] troops of Companies A and B, 2d Raider Battalion, and got underway for Makin. Conditions during the transit were unpleasant, and most of the marines became seasick. The convoy arrived off Makin on 16 August, and at 03:30 the next day the Marines began landing. Their rubber rafts were swamped by the sea and most of the outboard motors drowned. The Japanese ?? either forewarned or extraordinarily alert ?? were ready for the Americans' arrival. Snipers were hidden in the trees, and the landing beaches were in front of the Japanese forces instead of behind them as planned. However, by midnight of 18 August, the Japanese garrison of about 85 men was wiped out; radio stations, fuel, and other supplies and installations were destroyed, and all but 30 of the troops had been recovered. {21 KIA + 9 captured/executed}

   
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  201 Also There at This Battle:
  • Azer, John, CAPT, (1928-1948)
  • Bernard, Lawrence, RADM, (1937-1971)
  • Gray, Louis, CAPT, (1940-1960)
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