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Fisher, Richard Kirk, MoMM1c.
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Home Town Clarion, IA
Last Address Compton, CA
Casualty Date Sep 28, 1943
Cause KIA-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)
Military Service Number Not Specified
Last Known Activity
The USS Cisco (SS-290) began her first war patrol on 20 September 1943, and was never heard from after that. Japanese records indicate that a submarine was attacked and sunk on 28 September in the area where the USS Cisco was the only known American Submarine. She was presumed lost in action on that date. Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class Fisher was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 8 January 1946.
Service number: 3111661
Submarine war patrols:
USS Gato (SS-212) - 1st through 3rd
USS Cisco (SS-290) - 1st
The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
Description Departs on patrol presumed lost at sea. Japanese Records indicate the submarine was attacked by Type 97 "Kate" attack bombers of the 954 Naval Air Squadron and the riverboat Karatsu (originally a U.S. gunboat, USS Luzon (PR-7), captured by Japanese