Ware, Norman Conna, CEM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, EM-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1935 - 1943
EM-Electrician's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Milton, FL
Last Address
Milton, FL

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Calvary Baptist Cemetery - Allentown, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

Japanese records reported that on 11 October, 1943 the date USS Wahoo (SS-238) was due to exit through La PĂ©rouse Strait, an antisubmarine aircraft sighted a wake and an apparent oil slick from a submerged submarine. The Japanese initiated a combined air and sea attack with numerous depth charges throughout the day. Sawfish had been depth-charged by a patrol boat while transiting the strait two days before, and the enemy's antisubmarine forces were on the alert; their attacks fatally holed Wahoo, and she sank with all hands. She was declared overdue on 2 December 1943 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 6 December 1943.
Chief Electrician's Mate Ware was a member of the crew. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2721238
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Nautilus (SS-168)US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Thresher (SS-200)
USS Tambor SS-198USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1937-1939, EM-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1940-1940, EM-0000, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1940-1940, EM-0000, USS S-20 (SS-125)
  1940-1940, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1940-1941, EM-0000, USS Thresher (SS-200)
  1941-1942, EM-0000, USS Tambor SS-198
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 01, 1941, Promoted to EM1
  Jun 01, 1943, Promoted to CEM
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
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