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) 2nd War Patrol
Start Year
1943
End Year
1943

Description
She is ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
Oct 19, 2018
   
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