Carr, William Kenneth, ENS

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 112X, USS Growler (SS-215)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1911
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cottage Hills, IL
Last Address
Box 46
Cottage Hills, IL
(Parents~Mr&Mrs Audrey Brook Carr)

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 
 Duty Stations
USS Growler (SS-215)
  1943-1944, 112X, USS Growler (SS-215)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 World War II
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Aug 15, 1943, Commission Date & Serial Number
  Aug 02, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Eleventh patrol (October – November 1944)
Growler’s 11th and final war patrol began out of Fremantle on 20 October 1944 in a wolf pack with Hake (SS-256) and Hardhead (SS-365). On 8 November the wolf pack, again headed by Growler, closed a convoy for attack, with Growler on the opposite side of the enemy from Hake and Hardhead. The order to commence attacking was the last communication ever received from Growler. After the attack was underway, Hake and Hardhead heard what sounded like a torpedo explosion and then a series of depth charges on Growler’s side of the convoy, and then nothing. All efforts to contact Growler for the next three days proved futile. The submarine, veteran of seven successful war patrols, was listed as lost in action against the enemy, cause unknown. Possibly she was sunk by one of her own torpedoes, but it is probable that the convoy's escorts, destroyer Shigure, and kaibokan (frigates) Chiburi and CD-19 sank her.

Growler received eight battle stars for her service in World War II.
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry
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