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Frederick Merritt Briggs

Died in the service of our country
Branch of Service: Navy
Hometown: Bergenfield
Rank: Electricians Mate, Second Class Petty Officer
Date of casualty: January 8, 1946
Dedication: Briggs Court, Bergenfield
Medals:
Purple Heart

Other webpages:
World War II Memorial
Purple Heart Hall of Honor





Missing in Action or Buried at sea. Tablets of the Missingt at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines


About Frederick Merritt: ACTIVITY DURING WWII
ELECTRICIANS MATE SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICER KILLED WITH ALL HANDS ONBOARD USS CISCO (SS 290) ON 28 SEPTEMBER 1943. DECORATIONS: PURPLE HEART. ON 19 SEPTEMBER 1943 CISCO PUT OUT ON HER FIRST WAR PATROL FROM PORT DARWIN, AUSTRALIA UNDER THE COMMAND OF LT. CDR. J, W. COE BUT NEVER RETURNED. JAPANESE RECORDS TELL OF SIGHTING A SUBMARINE LEAKING OIL ON 28 SEPTEMBER. THIS SUBMARINE WAS SUNK BY BOMBS AND DEPTH CHARGES LOCATION: 9 DEGREES-47 MINUTES N, 121 DEGREES-44 MINUTES E. USS CISCO (SS 290) WAS LOST WITH 76 OFFICERS AND MEN.
KIA


The Veterans section was created and maintained by
Eva DeMaggio Gallione, BHS '64 and Joseph DiMaggio, BHS'67