Irish, Charles Butler, Jr., LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1945, USS Trigger (SS-237)
Service Years
1941 - 1945
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Decatur, IL
Last Address
1103 West Forest Ave
Decatur, IL

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 3 (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. Lieutenant Irish was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 21 April 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 086829
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Trigger (SS-237)
  1943-1943, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1945, USS Trigger (SS-237)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 7th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  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
  1944-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 11th War Patrol
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 USS TRIGGER (SS-237) 12th War Patrol
 Colleges Attended 
University of Illinois at Chicago
  1938-1942, University of Illinois at Chicago
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
World War II Fallen
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, World War II Fallen
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