Arvan, Herbert Joseph, Matt2c

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Last Rank
Mess Attendant 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
MATT-0000-Mess Attendant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Mess Attendant
Primary Unit
1942-1942, MATT-0000, USS Grunion (SS-216)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Mess Attendant 2nd Class

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Iberia, LA
Last Address
DeQuincey, LA

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
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

Departing Hawaii on 30 June 1942 after ten days of intensive training, the USS Grunion (SS-216) touched Midway Island before heading toward the Aleutian Islands for her first war patrol. Her first report, made as she patrolled north of Kiska Island, stated she had been attacked by a Japanese destroyer and had fired torpedoes at her with inconclusive results. She operated off Kiska throughout July and sank two enemy patrol boats as she waited for enemy shipping. On 30 July, the submarine reported intensive antisubmarine activity and was ordered back to Dutch Harbor.

The Grunion was never heard from again. Air searches off Kiska were fruitless, and on 5 October the Grunion was reported overdue from patrol and assumed lost with all hands. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 2 November 1942. Captured Japanese records show no antisubmarine attacks in the Kiska area, and the fate of Grunion remained a mystery for 65 years, until the discovery in the Bering Sea in August 2007 of a wreck believed to be her. In October 2008, the U.S. Navy verified that the wreck is the Grunion.

Matt2c Arvan was a member of the crew of the USS Grunion when she went missing.
   
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Service number: 6441053
   
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  1941, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
School
Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)

Company, Class or Division
Not Specified

Start Date 
Dec, 1941
 

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Last Updated:Oct 21, 2018
   
   
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  13 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Ashenfelder, Harold Henry, S1c, (1941-1942) Dec, 1941
Clement, Robert, LCDR, (1941-1972) Dec, 1941
Feller, Robert William, CPO, (1941-1945) Dec, 1941
Rash, George, PO3, (1941-1946) 296 Dec, 1941
Corkery, Charles Raymond, PO2, (1941-1943) Jan, 1942
Davis, William, PO2, (1942-1945) 545 Jan, 1942
Deese, Paul, PO2, (1942-1946) Jan, 1942
Hill, Carl, PO1, (1942-1945) Jan, 1942
Ladd, Allen, PO2, (1942-1945) Jan, 1942
Lopez, Lawrence, PO1, (1942-1952) Jan, 1942
Plant, Harry, PO1, (1942-1945) Jan, 1942
Quinn, Warren, CPO, (1941-1975) Jan, 1942
Rowell, C. Bryan, PO3, (1942-1945) Jan, 1942
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