Ferentz, John, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1942-1943, S2c-0000, USS Argonaut (SM-1)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman Second Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shamokin, PA
Last Address
144 S Franklin St
Shamokin, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 10, 1943
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

On January 10th, 1943, the USS Argonaut (SS-166) was attacking a Japanese convoy when she was counterattacked by the convoy escorts. An allied plane witnessed her attack. The submarine was apparently damaged by a depth charge. When she came to the surface, she was subsequently sunk by gun fire from the Japanese destroyers escorting the convoy, with a loss of all crew members. Seaman 2nd Class Ferentz was officially declared dead on January 11, 1944.

Service number: 6504725

Submarine war patrols:
USS Nautilus (SS-168) - 3rd
USS Argonaut (SS-166) - 3rd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Nautilus (SS-168)US Navy
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1942-1943, S2c-0000, USS Argonaut (SM-1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Georgetown UniversityWest Virginia University
  1939-1940, Georgetown University
  1940-1942, West Virginia University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  WWII draft card
  May 16, 1942, With Uncle Sam's Armed Forces1
  Feb 16, 1943, Former Local S.H.S. Athlete Missing at Sea1
  Jun 17, 1943, Navy Honors John Ferentz1
  Jun 30, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Nov 27, 2017, General Photos
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WWII 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, WWII Memorial National Registry
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