Schottler, George Henry, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, USS Runner (SS-275)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore, MD
Last Address
4001 W Strathmore Ave
Baltimore, MD

Casualty Date
Jul 11, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
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. Lieutenant Schottler was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 107066

Silver Star
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Ensign
Division: U.S.S. Trout (SS-202)
General Orders: Headquarters, Hawaiian Department, U.S. Army, General Orders No. 39 (March 17, 1942)
Citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to Ensign George Henry Schottler (NSN: 0-107066), United States Navy, for gallantry in action and participation in the accomplishment of an unusual and hazardous mission for the War Department in enemy-controlled waters during January - March 1942, while a member of the crew of the U.S.S. TROUT (SS-202). Carrying a heavy load of anti-aircraft ammunition urgently needed by the beleaguered forces of General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippine Islands, the U.S.S. TROUT departed from Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, for Corregidor Island, Manila Bay, at 0900 on 12 January 1942, refueling at Midway Island on 16 January 1942. The U.S.S. TROUT proceeded on the surface until 21 January, traveling submerged thereafter during daylight hours. At 0230 on 27 January 1942, an unsuccessful night attack was made on a lighted vessel, resulting in the U.S.S. TROUT being chased by the vessel at such speed as to for the TROUT to dive in order to escape. On 3 February 1942, after dark, the TROUT made rendezvous off Corregidor with an escort motor torpedo boat. The TROUT then followed the escort at high speed through a winding passage in a mine field to South Dock, Corregidor Island, where she unloaded 3500 rounds of anti-aircraft artillery ammunition for the Army Forces defending Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor. Twenty tons of gold and silver, securities, diplomatic and United States mail and two additional torpedoes were loaded on the TROUT for the return voyage. The TROUT cleared the Corregidor dock at 0300, 4 February and bottomed in Manila Bay during daylight on 4 February. Surfacing that night, additional securities and mail were loaded before the TROUT departed from Manila Bay through the mine field. On the return trip one enemy merchant vessel and one patrol vessel were attacked and sunk. The U.S.S. TROUT arrived at Pearl Harbor on 3 March 1942, after 51 days at sea.
   
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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Tuna (SS-203)USS Runner (SS-275)
  1942-1943, USS Tuna (SS-203)
  1942-1943, USS Runner (SS-275)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 2nd War Patrol
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Trout (SS-202) Transfer of Philippine Gold
  1942-1942 USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 4th War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 3rd War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Runner (SS-275)
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of Technology
  1937-1940, Georgia Institute of Technology
 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
WW II 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, WW II Memorial National Registry
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