LCDR Claude Layton Goodman, Jr

LCDR Claude Layton Goodman, Jr

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 4 Feb 1945 (aged 27)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56782591 · View Source
Suggest Edits

US Navy WORLD WAR II
Lieutenant Commander, Claude L. Goodman Jr. MIA/KIA
Official Date of Death: Feb. 19, 1946
Hometown: Newport News, Virginia
Service # 0-082535
Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star with Gold Star, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia
Captain: Lt/Cdr. Conde L. Raguet MIA/KIA

Ship: USS Barbel (SS-316)
Mission: fourth war patrol
Mission Date: 4-Feb-45
Location: Off Palawan
Cause: Sunk by Aircraft depth charge attack
Crew: of 81 MIA/KIA

Commanded by Lt. Cdr. C. L. Roguet, departed Fremantle for her fourth war patrol on 5 January 1945. She proceeded to Exmouth Gulf, conducting training exercises enroute. Having topped off with fuel, she left Exmouth Gulf on 8 January, and proceeded via Lombok Strait, Java Sea and Karimata Strait to patrol an area in the South China Sea. At dark on 16 February she was to leave her area and commence her return to Fremantle.

On 13 January, BARBEL was directed to join BLUEGILL and BREAM in covering the western approaches to Balabac Strait. On 27 January she was ordered to form a wolfpack with PERCH and GABILAN and cover the western approaches to Balabac and southern entrance to Palawan Passage.

On 3 February 1945 BARBEL sent a message to TUNA, BLACKFIN and GABILAN reporting numerous aircraft contacts daily. BARBEL had been attacked by aircraft three times with depth charges, and would transmit a message "tomorrow night" giving information. This was the last contact with BARBEL. TUNA reported on 6 February 1945 that she had been unable to contact BARBEL for 48 hours, and that she had ordered her to rendezvous at 7 degrees-30 minutes N, 115 degrees-30 minutes E on 7 February. The rendezvous was not accomplished and TUNA reported her search unsuccessful on 7 February 1945.

Japanese records indicate that on 4 February 1945 a plane attacked a submarine in position 7 degrees-49.5 minutes N,116 degrees-47.5 minutes E scoring one hit near the bridge with one of two bombs dropped. It appears almost certain that this attack sank BARBEL.

Visit the virtual cemetery of USS Barbel (SS-316)


Family Members

Parents
Gravesite Details Entered the service from Virginia.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56782591
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Claude Layton Goodman, Jr (23 Jan 1918–4 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56782591, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .