57 Clarence Vernon Kibbons, Born Paris, Tennessee

57 Clarence Vernon Kibbons, Born Paris, Tennessee

Clarence Vernon Kibbons

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Rank/Rate:    Chief Torpedoman’s Mate

Service Number:    295 26 48

Birth Date:    March 2, 1916

From:    Long Beach, California

Decorations:    Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Shark (SS-314)

Loss Date:    October 24, 1944

Location:    Between Hainan and Bashi Channel

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by depth charge attack

Remarks:    Clarence was born in Paris, Tennessee.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS SHARK (SS-314)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Shark (SS-314)

Find a Grave Memorial: CTM Clarence Vernon Kibbons (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial). Clarence Kibbons has a cenotaph in the family plot in Maplewood Cemetery in Paris, Tennessee.

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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