|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1926|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1944, At Sea|
Homer Ijames Seaman, Second Class enlisted in the US Navy and volunteered for the Submarine Service during WWII.
He was assigned to the USS Tang (SS 306) commanded by CDR R. H. O'Kane. At the time of his death he was a Radioman, Third Class.
On the night of October 24, 1944 the USS Tang was finishing off a record war patrol and she had attacked a convoy. O'Kane was going to fire her last two torpedoes at a crippled Japanese merchant ship and then head for home. The last torpedo fired went erratic and made a circular run striking the Tang in the stern. Out of 87 Tang crew members only 9 men escaped from the submarine, Homer Ijames was not one of the 9. Unable to escape, he went down with the Tang and is now on Eternal Patrol in the Formosa Strait near Turnabout Island.
His awards were Purple Heart, Navy Presidential Unit Citation W/Star, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal & the Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
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Body lost at sea
Specifically: Sill aboard the USS Tang on Eternal Patrol
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Mar 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25572034
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Added: Mar. 27, 2008