Martin, Charles Merril, 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 Runner (SS-275)
Service Years
1935 - 1943
EM-Electrician's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kansas City, KS
Last Address
Fairfax, MO

Casualty Date
Jul 11, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 1 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Runner (SS-275) left on her patrol for the Kurile Islands on 27 May 1943, and was never heard from again. She may have struck an enemy mine or sunk as a result of an air/sea attack. Declared overdue and presumed lost, she was stricken from the Navy list on 30 October 1943. Chief Electrician's Mate Martin was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 January 1946.

Service number: 3162669
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS R-12 (SS-89)US NavySchool Assignments - StaffNAVSUBASE New London/Groton
USS Runner (SS-275)
  1939-1940, EM-0000, USS R-12 (SS-89)
  1940-1941, EM-0000, USS R-1 (SS-78)
  1941-1941, EM-0000, USS R-12 (SS-89)
  1941-1941, EM-0000, Gyro Compass Maintenance and Repair
  1941-1942, EM-0000, USS R-12 (SS-89)
  1942-1942, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS Runner (SS-275)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Runner (SS-275)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 16, 1942, Promoted to EM1
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to CEM
 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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