Browning, James Auswell, EM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sulphur Springs, TX
Last Address
Friday, TX

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Sea of Japan
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Bonefish (SS-223) was on a war patrol in the Sea of Japan with two other submarines. Her last communication was during a rendezvous on June 18th. Captured Japanese records indicate that a Japanese vessel was sunk on June 19th and that during an intense counterattack a submarine was sunk with all hands. It is presumed that this was the Bonefish. Electricians Mate First Class Browning was officially declared dead 15 July 1946.

Service number: 3604883

Submarine war patrols:
USS Triton (SS-201) - 2nd
USS Grayling (SS-209) - 2nd through 5th; 7th
USS Tuna (SS-203) - 8th
USS Bluefish (SS-222) - 1st and 2nd
USS Rasher (SS-269) - 2nd and 3rd
USS Puffer (SS-268) - 5th
USS Bonefish (SS-223) - 6th through 8th

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action during the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth War Patrols in enemy Japanese-controlled areas of the Pacific. Harassed continually and several times bombed by watchful and aggressive enemy aircraft, the USS Bonefish boldly penetrated the most forward combat areas to effect wide coverage of her assigned sectors and strike fiercely at important Japanese surface targets. Consistently ready for combat under the superb handling of her gallant officers and men, she defied heavy escort screens; she developed her contacts with determined aggressiveness and launched gunfire and torpedo attacks despite the severest hostile countermeasures to sink or damage many ships vital to the enemy's continued persecution of the war. In addition to her valiant combat achievements, the Bonefish rendered splendid lifeguard services during air strikes against hostile territory, effecting the rescue of two friendly pilots. Her outstanding record of success under the hazards and difficulties of prolonged patrols reflects the highest credit upon the Bonefish, her courageous, fighting ship's company and the United States Naval Service.

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

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Triton (SS-201)USS Grayling (SS-209)USS Tuna (SS-203)USS Bluefish (SS-222)
USS Rasher (SS-269)USS Orion (AS-18)USS Cabrilla (SS-288)USS Puffer (SS-268)
USS Bonefish (SS-223)
  1942-1942, S2c-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS Grayling (SS-209)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Grayling (SS-209)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Tuna (SS-203)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, USS Bluefish (SS-222)
  1943-1944, EM-0000, USS Rasher (SS-269)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, USS Orion (AS-18)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, USS Cabrilla (SS-288)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, USS Puffer (SS-268)
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bonefish (SS-223)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 6th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 7th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 USS BONEFISH (SS-223) 8th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 17, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  May 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to EM2
  Oct 21, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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