||Quartermaster, First Class
||705 03 66
||March 23, 1921
||USS Billfish (SS-286)
||June 5, 1945
||In the Yellow Sea, 37-41N, 124-20E
||Killed during gun action
||Patrol 7, Gun attack No. 1, at 1635 hours Billfish (SS-286)
opened fire on the 3rd of the 3 4-masted schooners they were
successful in destroying, however, at 1638, Oliver, Robert
Vidal, QM1c, USNR, from Gloucester, MA paid the ultimate
price in serving our country. He was shot by rifle fire,
succumbed to his wounds on 5 June and was buried at sea.
Also injured was Ralph Boese, EM2c. The entire crew lost an
eager and gallant shipmate that day.
Information courtesy of Karen Manna.
Pre-WWII Post-WWII Sources
Oliver, Robert Vidal