Foster, Ernest Louis, CPO

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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
1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Corvina (SS-226)
Service Years
1930 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Westville
Last Address
Ottumwa, Iowa

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
USS Corvina (SS-226)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
CHIEF MOTOR MACHINIST'S MATE. KILLED WITH ALL HANDS ONBOARD USS CORVINA SS-226 ON NOVEMBER 16, 1943 SOUTH OF TRUK. DECORATIONS: PURPLE HEART. CORVINA, VENTURING INTO ENEMY WATERS FOR HER FIRST TIME, PUT OUT FROM PEARL HARBOR ON HER MAIDEN WAR PATROL ON NOVEMBER 4, 1943 UNDER THE COMMAND OF COMMANDER R. S. ROONEY, TOPPED OFF HER FUEL TANKS AT JOHNSTON ISLAND NOVEMBER 6, 1943, AND WAS NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN. HER ASSIGNMENT HAD BEEN A DANGEROUS ONE: TO PATROL AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE TO THE HEAVILY GUARDED STRONGHOLD OF TRUK AS ENEMY ANTI-SUBMARINE MEASURES WOULD PERMIT, AND TO INTERCEPT ANY JAPANESE SORTIE ENDANGERING THE FORTHCOMING AMERICAN INVASION OF THE GILBERT ISLANDS. JAPANESE RECORDS REPORT THAT I-176 FIRED THREE TORPEDOES AT AN ENEMY SUBMARINE SOUTH OF TRUK NOVEMBER 16TH, CLAIMING TWO HITS WHICH RESULTED IN THE EXPLOSION OF THE TARGET. CORVINA WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN SUBMARINE TO BE SUNK BY A JAPANESE SUBMARINE IN THE ENTIRE WAR. USS CORVINA SS-226 WAS LOST WITH EIGHTY-TWO OFFICERS AND MEN.
   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Gato (SS-212)USS Guardfish (SS-217)USS Plunger (SS-179)
NAVSUBASE Pearl HarborUSS Griffin (AS-13)USS Corvina (SS-226)
  1940-1941, MM-0000, USS S-11 (SS-116)
  1941-1941, MM-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)
  1941-1942, MO-0000, USS Gato (SS-212)
  1942-1942, MO-0000, USS Guardfish (SS-217)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE Pearl Harbor
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Griffin (AS-13)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS Corvina (SS-226)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 USS Corvina (SS-226)
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