Grooms, Bert Joe, PhM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, PhM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1938 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clanton, AL
Last Address
3000-B Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
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Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Grooms was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.

Service number: 2721850

Submarine war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179) - 1st
USS Triton (SS-201) - 4th through 6th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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American Campaign Medal - 1941

Name of Award
American Campaign Medal


Year Awarded

Last Updated:
May 17, 2018
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