Engebretsen, Edward Mitchell, CQM

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Last Rank
Chief Quartermaster
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1945, QM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1934 - 1945
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Whitewater, WI
Last Address
Waupaca, WI

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Quartermaster Chief Engebretsen was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

Service number: 2997623

Silver Star
Awarded for Action During World War II
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Haddock (SS-231)
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 375 (May 1948)
Citation: (Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Chief Quartermaster Edward M. Engebretsen (NSN: 2997623), United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving aboard the U.S.S. HADDOCK (SS-231), during two War Patrols of that Submarine in Japanese waters, during World War II. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Arizona (BB-39)USS Haddock (SS-231)USS Drum (SS-228)
Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)USS Angler (SS-240)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1937-1939, QM-0000, USS Tulsa (PG-22)
  1939-1939, QM-0000, USS Black Hawk (AD-9)
  1939-1939, QM-0000, USS Whipple (DD-217)
  1939-1940, QM-0000, Cavite Naval Base, Philipines
  1940-1940, QM-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1940-1940, QM-0000, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1941-1941, QM-0000, USS Rigel (AD-13)
  1941-1942, QM-0000, USS North Carolina (BB-55)
  1942-1943, QM-0000, USS Haddock (SS-231)
  1943-1943, QM-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1943-1943, QM-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Groton, CT
  1943-1944, QM-0000, USS Angler (SS-240)
  1944-1944, QM-0000, Submarine Division 121 Relief Crew
  1944-1944, QM-0000, USS Angler (SS-240)
  1945-1945, QM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 01, 1941, Promoted to QM1
  Dec 05, 1942, Promoted to CQM
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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