Gutterman, Bernard, TM3c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Torpedoman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1945, CTF 58
Service Years
1943 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Cleveland

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Okinawa
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1943, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)


 Ribbon Bar

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), B
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Kidd (DD-661)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
US Navy
  1943-1943, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, (TM) Torpedomans Mate A School
  1943-1945, TM-0000, USS Kidd (DD-661)
  1945-1945, TM-0000, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1945-1945, CTF 58
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
   

                                         USS Kidd (DD-661)

      


Kidd sailed 19 February 1945, to join Task Force 58 (TF 58) for the invasion of Okinawa. Trained and battlewise, Kidd played a key role during the first days of the Okinawa campaign, screening battleships, bombarding key targets ashore, rescuing downed pilots, sinking floating mines, providing early warning of raids, guarding heavily damaged Franklin (CV-13), and shooting down kamikazes.

While on picket station 11 April 1945, Kidd and her division mates, USS Black, USS Bullard, and USS Chauncey, with the help of Combat Air Patrol, repelled three air raids. That afternoon a single enemy plane crashed into Kidd, killing 38 men and wounding 55. As the destroyer headed south to rejoin the task group, her effective fire drove off enemy planes trying to finish her.

   
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