A MEMORIUM

Men Lost on the USS Bass (SS-164)
WHO HAVE GONE ON THEIR LAST PATROL
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The Bass Explosion and Fire

The 26 MEN LOST IN the U.S.S. BASS EXPLOSION and FIRE

An overview and record of the 26 men lost in an explosion
and fire at sea on August 17, 1942 at 0500


Death occured in the aft battery room by asphyxiation.
The initial interment was at the Military Section, Corozel Cemetery
Corozel, Canal Zone on Aug 22, 1942

Some men were re-interred, from Panama to hometown or other locations.

Sorted by Row and Grave Number

Data extracted from research by
P. W. Wittmer at the St. Louis National Archives during 2008.

Source of "conus.army" references
foia.hrc@conus.army.mil
Cynthia L. Blanch, FOIA Administrative Assistant
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Office
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND
703.325.4053

For more extensive data on each man please refer to:
the latest edition of the two volume publications,
"United States Submarine Men lost During World War Ii"




Larkin, Joseph John, EM3, Service # 3112065
#20416, Marker No. 768, Section C, Row 5, Grave 12

Pleva, Stanley Walter, GM3, Service # 2436999
#20417, Marker No.769, Section C, Row 5 , Grave 13
Re-Interred at: Section 12 Site 2750 Arlington National Cemetery

Nocks, Emery Lee, S1, Service # 2796901
#20418, Marker No. 771, Section C, Row 5, Grave 14
Re-Interred at Riverview Cemetery in
Aurora, Indiana on the 17 of May, 1943. Bowfin

Steele, George Edward, S2, Service # 3119232
#20419, Marker No. 772, Section C, Row 5, Grave 15
Re-Interred at Baltimore National Cemetery,
Baltimore, Maryland conus.army

Rowe, Nelson Lewis, BKR1, Service # 3931295
#20420, Marker No. 773, Section C, Row 5, Grave 16
Re-Interred in Oregon conus.army

Criss, Lawrence Simpson, Y1, Service # 3161834
#20421, Marker No. 774, Section C, Row 5, Grave 17
Re-Interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery,
San Bruno, California conus.army

Robson, John Axton, CMOMMA, Service # 3465300
#20422, Marker No. 775, Section C, Row 5, Grave 18

Gibson, Lewis Grady, EMC, Service # 2673108
#20423, Marker No. 776, Section C, Row 5, Grave 19
Re-Interred in California conus.army

Merritt, Robert Frank, SC2, Service # 3858008
#20424, Marker No. 777, Section C, Row 5, Grave 20

Walters, Clyde E., COMMA, Service # 3109088
#20425, Marker No. 778, Section C, Row 5, Grave 21
Re-Interred in Kansas conus.army

Minor, James Emerson, S2, Service # 6140515
#20426, Marker No. 780 , Section C, Row 5, Grave 22
Re-Interred on Ohio conus.army

Swanson, Carl Arthur, COX, Service # 2832763
#20427, Marker No. 781, Section C, Row 5, Grave 23
Re-Interred at: Section 2 Site 394 Gettysburg National Military Park
Cemetery Address: 97 Taney Town Road Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

Schneider, George Ferdinand, S1, Service # 2239993
#20428, Marker No. 782, Section C, Row 5, Grave 24

Reid, Marion Harry, S2, Service # 3119338
#20403, Marker No. 750, Section C, Row 6, Grave 11

Pittenger, John Kinnaman, S2, Service # 6223803
#20404, Marker No.751, Section C, Row 6, Grave 12
Re-Interred as Pittenger, Kinnaman J.-- Michigan conus.army

Steinhauer, Ralph Leroy, S2, Service # 2876136
#20405, Marker No. 752, Section C, Row 6, Grave 13
Re-Interred in Kentucky conus.army

Garland, Roswell Leroy, F2, Service # 3424358
#20406, Marker No. 753, Section C, Row 6, Grave 14
Re-Interred in Missouri conus.army
Interred at McKinney Cemetery, located in Marion Township,
Princeton in north-central Mercer County, Missouri.
Grave site survey by Phil & Kathi Stewart on March 23, 2003.
Additional information provided by Betty (Davis) Berndt.


Gymer, Donald Robert, F3, Service # 2836096
#20407, Marker No. 754, Section C, Row 6, Grave 15

Blagg, Leonard Ode, EM2, Service # 3757147
#20408, Marker No. 755, Section C, Row 6, Grave 16
Re-Interred in Arkansas conus.army

Barrett, John Francis, RM1, Servuce # 2431211
ABMC records this man as BM1 (Probably a typo in ABMC Listing)
#20409, Marker No.756 , Section C, Row 6, Grave 17

Wend, Phillip Howard, S2, Service # 6000148
#20410, Marker No. 757, Section C, Row 6, Grave 18

Luyk, Daniel, S2, Service # 6221488
#20411, Marker No. 758, Section C, Row 6, Grave 19
Re-Interred in Michigan conus.army

Ward, Robert Laverne, S2, Service # 6080704
#20412, Marker No. 760, Section C, Row 6, Grave 20

Adair, Roy, TM1, Service # 2677411
#20413, Marker No. 761, Section C, Row 6, Grave 21

Boychulk, Thomas, S2, Service # 2440447
#20414, Marker No. 762, Section C, Row 6, Grave 22

Ambo, Standley, S2, Service # 6682155
#20415, Marker No.764, Section C, Row 6, Grave 23
Re-Interred National Memorial Cemetery of Pacific,
Territory of Hawaii (Honolulu) conus.army

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