Ackerman, Edward, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary Designator/NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1945, 112X, USS Kete (SS-369)
Service Years
1939 - 1945
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cincinnati
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 20, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Japan
Conflict
USS Kete (SS-369)
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
WW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen
  1945, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1945, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1945, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1945, WW II Memorial National Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Submarine Officer Badge
Command at Sea
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC)/Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC) NorfolkUSS Grayback (SS-208)School Assignments - StaffUSS Kete (SS-369)
  1941-1941, 117X, Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC)/Submarine Training Facility (SUBTRAFAC) Norfolk
  1942-1944, 112X, USS Grayback (SS-208)
  1944-1945, 112X, Submarine Command Course
  1945-1945, 112X, USS Kete (SS-369)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1941-1945 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1941-1945 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1941-1945 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1941-1945 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1941-1945 World War II/Submarine War Patrols
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1944 USS GRAYBACK (SS-208) 9th War Patrol
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1935-1939, United States Naval Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Commander Edward Ackerman (NSN: 0-82383), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. KETE (SS-369), during the SECOND War Patrol of that Submarine in the Nansei Shoto Area. On 11 March 1945, this fighting Commanding Officer took his submarine out to meet the enemy. Despite severe enemy countermeasures he daringly launched torpedo attacks which resulted in the sinking of three enemy vessels, totaling 12,000 tons. While continuing this smashing offensive against the enemy, overwhelming enemy counterattacks were encountered which cause the loss of this outstanding submarine. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to all submarine personnel, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 032115 (August 22, 1945)

Action Date: March 11, 1945

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Company: Commanding Officer

Division: U.S.S. Kete (SS-369)



Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Lieutenant Edward Ackerman (NSN: 0-82383), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action in the performance of his duties as Assistant Approach Officer of the U.S.S. GRAYBACK (SS-208), during the NINTH War Patrol of that Submarine from 2 December 1943 to 4 January 1944, in enemy controlled waters. His excellent judgment and thorough knowledge of attack problems assisted his Commanding Officer materially in conducting successful gun and torpedo attacks against escorted enemy shipping which resulted in the sinking of six enemy ships and an armed trawler for a total of 23,995 tons, and damaging two additional enemy ships totaling 11,021 tons. His inspiring leadership and efficiency greatly assisted his ship in conducting successful evasive tactics during enemy countermeasures. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to the officers and men in his ship and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 06666 (November 17, 1944)

Action Date: December 2, 1943 - January 4, 1944

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Assistant Approach Officer

Division: U.S.S. Grayback (SS-208)





Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Edward Ackerman (NSN: 0-82383), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. During the first SEVEN War Patrols of the U.S.S. GRAYBACK (SS-208), Lieutenant Ackerman, as Diving Officer, calmly and skillfully maintained depth control of his ship during torpedo attacks and during trying conditions of no less than 15 enemy depth-charge counterattacks. On one occasion, when a main ballast tank malfunctioned, he took corrective action to prevent loss of trim and serious damage or loss of his ship. His assistance to his Commanding Officer contributed to the successful attacks on seven enemy ships, including a destroyer, during a single war patrol. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 0547 (March 11, 1944)

Action Date: February 15, 1942 - Mary 30, 1943

Service: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Company: Diving Officer

Division: U.S.S. Grayback (SS-208)
   
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