Kimmel, Manning Marius, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USS Robalo (SS-273)
Service Years
1935 - 1944
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Annapolis, MD
Last Address
Washington, DC

Casualty Date
Jul 26, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

LCDR Kimmel, was the Commanding Officer of the USS Robalo (SS-273) when it was sunk on July 26, 1944. Unsubstatiated reports state that he survived the sinking and was taken prisoner by the Japanese; however, there are no official records to support the claim. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 074869

Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Division: U.S.S. Drum (SS-228)
General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 33
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Commander [then Lieutenant] Manning Marius Kimmel (NSN: 0-74869), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in combat while serving aboard the U.S.S. DRUM (SS-228) during War Patrols of that Submarine in enemy-controlled waters during World War II. During three extensive war patrols in enemy waters and despite determined enemy opposition he courageously and skillfully performed his duties as Diving Officer and thus assisted materially in the sinking of an important amount of Japanese shipping. His excellent judgment and coolness under fire contributed in a large measure to the success of the ship. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Mississippi (BB-41)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS S-38 (SS-143)COMSUBRON 4, COMSUBGRU 2
USS Drum (SS-228)US NavyUSS Raton (SS-270)USS Robalo (SS-273)
  1935-1938, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1938-1938, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1938-1939, USS S-38 (SS-143)
  1939-1941, COMSUBRON 4, COMSUBGRU 2
  1941-1942, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1943-1943, Navy Liaison Manitowoc Ship Building, Manitowoc WI
  1943-1944, USS Raton (SS-270)
  1944-1944, USS Robalo (SS-273)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS RATON (SS-270) 1st War Patrol
  1943-1944 USS RATON (SS-270) 2nd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS ROBALO (SS-273) 2nd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS ROBALO (SS-273) 3rd War Patrol
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1931-1935, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 06, 1938, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jan 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Dec 19, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
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