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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)
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.
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 1943
Last Updated: Aug 9, 2018
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