McCloskey, Thomas Daniel, RM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Escolar (SS-294)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 13, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

The Escolar set out on her first war patrol on 18 September 1944. On 30 September she reported attacking a small surface ship. Her last communication was on 17 October 1944. There are no records to indicate she was attacked and it has been presumed that she struck a mine and sunk. Radioman 2nd Class McCloskey was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead on 14 November 1945.

Service number: 2438811

Sub war patrols:
USS Plunger (SS-179): 1st through 7th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Plunger (SS-179)USS Drum (SS-228)USS Tarpon (SS-175)Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
USS Escolar (SS-294)
  1941-1943, RM-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Tarpon (SS-175)
  1943-1944, RM-0000, PSD Philadelphia, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Escolar (SS-294)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS Escolar (SS-294)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Nov 08, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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