|Death: ||Jul. 15, 1946, At Sea|
USNR WORLD WAR II
Lieutenant Junior Grade, Donald A. Abel MIA/KIA
Hometown: Chicago Illinois
Ship: USS Bonefish (SS-223)
Service # 0-313601
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Captain: Commander Lawrence Lott Edge MIA/KIA
Mission: daylight submerged patrol
Mission Date: 18-Jun-45
Location: Toyama Bay, Japan
Cause: Sunk by depth charge attack
Crew: of 85 MIA/KIA
The crew of Bonefish were lost approximately on June 18 1945 and were officially declared KIA Jul 15 & 16 1946
In a rendezvous June 18 she requested and received permission to conduct a daylight submerged patrol of Toyama Wan, a bay farther up the Honshū coast. The attack group was to depart the Sea of Japan via La Perouse Strait on the night of 24 June. Bonefish did not make the scheduled pre-transit rendezvous. Still, Tunny waited in vain off Hokkaidō for three days. On 30 July, Bonefish was presumed lost.
Japanese records reveal that the 5,488 ton cargo ship Konzan Maru was torpedoed and sunk in Toyama Wan on 19 June and that an ensuing severe counterattack by Japanese escorts, the Okinawa, CD-63, CD-75, CD-158 and CD-207, brought debris and a major oil slick to the water's surface. There can be little doubt that Bonefish was sunk in this action.
Visit the virtual cemetery of USS Bonefish Crew
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
Plot: Courts of the Missing
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56113741