Aman, Paul Duval, GM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-00TM-Torpedomen and Gunner's Mate merger
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, GM-00TM, USS Dorado (SS-248)
Service Years
1937 - 1943
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Diego, CA
Last Address
Washington, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
East Coast Memorial (Tablets of the missing) - Manhattan, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Commissioned into service in the summer of 1943, USS Dorado conducted shakedown and training operations off the New England region of northeastern United States. On 6 Oct 1943, she departed for the Panama Canal Zone for the ultimate destination of Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. On 12 Oct 1943, a US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft operating out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba detected an unidentified submarine and attacked her with three depth charges and one bomb; it was not clear whether the submarine was damaged; later in the patrol, the same aircraft encountered another submarine which fired on the aircraft. Later, an Allied convoy sailing through the region reported no contact with any friendly submarines. After Dorado had failed to arrive at the Panama Canal Zone on 14 Oct, air searches were launched, finding scattered oil slicks that later investigation found to be not of submarine fuel in nature. It was ultimately concluded that both of the submarine contacts that the US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft encountered on 12 Oct 1943 were indeed hostile (the second contact was later concluded to be German submarine U-214), and thus USS Dorado was most likely lost due to an accident or to a German naval mine. GM1 Aman was among the crew listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 3812430

Submarine war patrols:
USS  Snapper (SS-185) - 2nd and 3rd
USS Sargo (SS-188) - 5th through 7th

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Date
Oct 12, 1943

Last Updated:
Nov 19, 2017
   
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Name: Paul Duval Aman
State Registered: New York
Death Date: 23 Jul 1945
Cemetery: Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial
Cemetery Burial Plot: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Cemetery City: New York City
Cemetery Country: USA
War: World War II
Title: Gunner's Mate, First Class
Rank: Gunner's Mate, First Class
Service: U.S. Navy
Service ID: 3812430
Division: United States Navy
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll

   
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