Fiste, Harold Leroy, 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
1943-1945, EM-0000, USS Trigger (SS-237)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Alpha, OH
Last Address
2416 W Rogers St
Milwaukee, WI

Casualty Date
Mar 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Trigger (SS-237) began her 12th war patrol 11 March 1945. She made attacks on the 18th and the 20th. On 26 March she was ordered to join a "wolf pack" to attack Japanese shipping. She radioed a weather report that day and was never heard from again. She may have fallen victim to a Japanese air and ship attack, but her fate is unknown. Chief Electrician's Mate Fiste was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 21 April 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2796181
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Trigger (SS-237)
  1939-1942, EM-0000, USS Wyoming (AG-17)
  1943-1945, EM-0000, USS Trigger (SS-237)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 7th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 6th War Patrol
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 8th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 9th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1944-1944 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 10th War Patrol
  1944-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 11th War Patrol
  1945-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 12th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 26, 1939, Promoted to S2c
  Dec 20, 1939, Promoted to F3c
  May 16, 1940, Promoted to F2c
  Aug 01, 1941, Promoted to EM2
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to EM1
  Mar 07, 1944, Promoted to CEM
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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