Bergfeld, William Vincent, EM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, EM-0000, USS Growler (SS-215)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mattoon, IL
Last Address
2801 Shelby Ave.
Mattoon. IL

Casualty Date
Nov 08, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Growler's (SS-215) final war patrol began in Freemantle, Australia, 20 October 1944, operating in wolfpack with two other submarines. On 8 November, in concert with Hake and Harder, the order to commence firing was given attacking a convoy. Growler was never heard from again, and the cause of her sinking is unknown. Electrician's Mate First Class Bergfeld was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 8 November 1945.


Service number: 3375134

 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
USS Saratoga (CV-3)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Growler (SS-215)
  1941-1942, EM-0000, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1942-1942, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1944, EM-0000, USS Growler (SS-215)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to F2c
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to EM2
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to EM1
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II 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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