Miller, Chester, TMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1944, TM-0000, USS Harder (SS-257)
Service Years
1924 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Decatur, IL
Last Address
New York, NY

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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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 Torpedoman's Mate Miller was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 October 1945.

Service number: 3364065
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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS R-13 (SS-90)USS Barracuda (SS-163)NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
USS Harder (SS-257)
  1938-1939, TM-0000, USS R-14 (SS-91)
  1939-1939, TM-0000, USS R-13 (SS-90)
  1939-1940, TM-0000, USS Rowan (DD-405)
  1940-1940, TM-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1940-1942, TM-0000, USS Barracuda (SS-163)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1944, TM-0000, USS Harder (SS-257)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1940-1940 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 5th War Patrol
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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