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QM3 Phillip Douglas Parady
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QM3 Phillip Douglas Parady

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 17 Sep 1943 (aged 21)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56118531 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 4, 1946.

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Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Parady, Sr.

Phillip served as a Quartermaster, Third Class, U.S.S. Pompano SS-181, U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire prior to the war. Phillip enlisted in the Navy on December 31, 1941.

The U.S.S. Pompano left Midway on August 20, 1943, bound for Hokkaidō and Honshū. She was never heard from again, and when she failed to return, was presumed lost.

The Pompano reportedly torpedoed and sank two Japanese ships, the Akama Maru on September 3, 1943 and the Taiko Maru on September 25, 1943.

It was later discovered that the Taiko Maru was in fact sunk by the U.S.S. Wahoo (SS-238) and not the Pompano.

The Japanese military records indicated that a U.S. Submarine was sunk on September 17, 1943 by an air attack off the Aomori Prefecture near Shiriya Zaki. Though we cannot be certain the boat was actually sunk here, it must be taken into consideration since it can only have been directed against Pompano as this is within her patrol area and as there were no other submarines operating in that area.

Phillip was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6660730

The Pompano received seven battle stars for service in World War II.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56118531
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for QM3 Phillip Douglas Parady (14 Jul 1922–17 Sep 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56118531, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .