Glueckert, Joseph Lewis, PO2 Fallen
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Last Duty Station
1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Harder (SS-257)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
MO - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Home State
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Chicago, IL

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  1944, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
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Personal Memories

Second War Patrol
Harder began her second war patrol 24 August 1943 from Pearl Harbor, and after touching at Midway Island, she again headed for the Japanese coast. While patrolling off Honsh on 9 September, she attacked and sank Koyo Maru and later that night ran by an escort ship at a range of 1,200 yards (1,100 m) without being detected. Two days later the submarine encountered a convoy. After running ahead to improve her firing position, she sank cargo ship Yoko Maru with a spread of three torpedoes. Continuing her patrol, Harder sighted two more ships 13 September, but she was forced down by enemy planes while firing torpedoes. Escorts kept the submarine down with a severe depth charge attack which lasted for over two days and almost exhausted her batteries. After evading the Japanese ships, Harder detected her next target 19 September; a torpedo sent Kachisan Maru to the bottom almost immediately. Though running in bad weather, Harder continued to find good targets. On 23 September she sank a 4,500 ton freighter, Kowa Maru, and a 5,800 ton tanker, Daishin Maru, off Nagoya Bay. Her torpedoes expended, Harder turned eastward 28 September. After shooting up two armed trawlers 29 September, she touched Midway 4 October and arrived Pearl Harbor four days later.

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  384 Also There at This Battle:
  • Avery, Willis, PO1, Present
  • Baker, David Ambrose, PO2, 2006
  • Baranger, Walter, LCDR, 1949
  • Bellew, Michael F.X., CDR, 1969
  • Bibb Sr, James, PO2, 1945
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, 1976
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, 2007
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, 1946
  • Conley, Kenneth, PO1
  • CORY, AL, MCPO, 1970
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