Holt, Edward Rowell, Jr., LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1935 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hickory, NC
Last Address
Charlotte, NC

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

LCDR Holt was the commanding officer of the Bullhead from 31 July, 1945 until the sub was lost.
USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Lieutenant Commander Holt was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

Service number: 082308
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Arizona (BB-39)US NavyUSS Grouper (SS-214)USS Baya (SS-318)
USS Sea Lion (SS-315)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1939-1939, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1940-1940, USS Cushing (DD-376)
  1942-1944, USS Grouper (SS-214)
  1944-1945, USS Baya (SS-318)
  1945-1945, USS Sea Lion (SS-315)
  1945-1945, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 1939, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Mar 15, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
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