Brown, Kenneth Dale, RM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
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Primary Unit
1944-1945, RM-0000, USS Barbel (SS-316)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Des Moines
Last Address
Des Moines

Casualty Date
Feb 04, 1945
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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On 3 February BARBEL sent a message to GABILAN, USS TUNA (SS-203), and USS BLACKFIN (SS-322) stating that she had been bombed by enemy aircraft three times that day and would transmit again the following night with more information. But no transmission came. On 6 February, TUNA indicated that she had been unable to raise BARBEL for 48 hours and requested a rendezvous with her sister sub on the following day. BARBEL didn’t show. The navy declared her overdue and presumed lost on 16 February, the day on which she was scheduled to leave her patrol area.

Japanese records examined after the war state that on 4 February a plane dropped two bombs on a surfaced sub, scoring one hit near the bridge. The crew of the aircraft watched the sub, on fire, plunge beneath the waves. It did not return to the surface. It is almost certain that the sub was BARBEL.

Eighty-one men were lost with their boat, the recipient of three battle stars for her World War II service
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  1938, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)

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Start Date 
Aug, 1938

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  9 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Barothy, Charles, CPO, (1938-1945) Aug, 1938
Browning, Chester Eugene, PO2, (1938-1943) Aug, 1938
Brunner, Friedrick Leopold, PO2, (1938-1943) Aug, 1938
Houdak, Joseph Victor, PO1, (1938-1944) Aug, 1938
Krames, Edward C., PO1, (1936-1943) Aug, 1938
Newton, Raymond Barnard, CPO, (1938-1944) Aug, 1938
Pinckney, William, PO1, (1938-1946) Aug, 1938
Zofcin, George, PO1, (1941-1944) Aug, 1938
De Lapp, Marvin Verle, CPO, (1938-1944) Sep, 1938
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