Lewis, Marion Arthur, GMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1945, GM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1934 - 1945
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
East Aurora, NY
Last Address
East Aurora, NY

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
Chestnut Hill Cemetery - Portville, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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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. Chief Gunners Mate Lewis was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2340944  
   
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American Defense Service Medal - 1939



Name of Award
American Defense Service Medal

Devices
Star in Lieu of the following Clasps Star in Lieu of the following Clasps  Fleet Clasp for US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard for service on the high seas while regularly attached to any vessels of the Atlantic, Pacific, or Asiatic fleets as well as vessels of the Naval Transport Service and vessels operating directly under the Chief of Naval Operations Base Clasp for US Navy and US Marine Corps for service outside the continental limits of the United States (service in either Alaska or Hawaii qualified Sea Clasp for US Coast Guard for all other vessels and aircraft, not qualifying for the Fleet Clasp, which regularly conducted patrols at sea Foreign Service Class for US Army for military service outside the continental limits of the United States, including service in Alaska.

Year Awarded
1939

Last Updated:
Nov 22, 2018
 
 
 
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