Severance, Edwin St. John, CMoMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1936 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Reinbeck, IA
Last Address
Pascagoula, MS

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Reinbeck Cemetery - Reinbeck, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Severance was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.

Service number: 3210414
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS S-27 (SS-132)US NavyUSS S-18 (SS-123) USS Triton (SS-201)
  1938-1939, F2c-0000, USS S-27 (SS-132)
  1939-1939, F1c-0000, USS Rathburne (DD-113)
  1939-1941, MM-0000, USS S-18 (SS-123)
  1941-1943, MO-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1943-1943 USS Triton (SS-201)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 16, 1939, Promoted to F1c
  Feb 16, 1940, Promoted to MM2
  Feb 16, 1941, Promoted to MM1
  May 01, 1942, Promoted to MoMM1
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to CMoMM
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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