Billings, John, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1963-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1950 - 1963
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Portsmouth, NH

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1963
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Last Known Activity
Was a shipyard rep riding USS Thresher when lost.

Most likely cause of the sinking was a failure in either a pipe, a pipe valve, or a hull weld, causing flooding near the engine room
Other Comments:
Lost onboard USS THRESHER (SSN-593)
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 Duty Stations
USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847)Submarine School Officers BasicUSS Bugara (SS-331)US Navy
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)Advancement Schools and CoursesNSY PortsmouthUSS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1950-1952, USS Robert L. Wilson (DD-847)
  1952-1952, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1952-1955, USS Bugara (SS-331)
  1955-1958, USS Bonita (SS-552)
  1958-1959, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1960-1960, Nuclear Planners Course
  1960-1963, NSY Portsmouth
  1963-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1963 Sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CAUniversity of Maryland at College Park
  1946-1950, United States Naval Academy
  1958-1959, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1959-1960, University of Maryland at College Park
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