Hutcherson, Vard William, CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Harder (SS-257)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Montalba, TX
Last Address
41-15 Gleane St
Elmhurst, NY

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Harder (SS-257) began her 6th War Patrol on August 5th, 1944 and formed a "wolfpack" with four other submarines. She sank two merchant ships before her final attack on August 24th. While the Hake escaped sinking, a depth charge attack sunk the Harder with all hands. Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Hutcherson was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 October 1945.
   
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Service number: 3601374
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Harder (SS-257)
  1941-1941, F3c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, MO-0000, USS S-21 (SS-126)
  1942-1942, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Harder (SS-257)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS HARDER (SS-257) 3rd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to F2c
  Feb 01, 1942, Promoted to F1c
  Aug 01, 1942, Promoted to MoMM2
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to MoMM1
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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