Ehlerding, Jack Gifford, RM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Trout (SS-202)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Polk County, MN
Last Address
Pensacola, FL

Casualty Date
Feb 29, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MA 14 (memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

USS Trout (SS-202) began her 11th war patrol on 8 February 1944. She was en route to the East China Sea. On 29 February a Japanese convoy was attacked in the area assigned to Trout, and one ship was sunk, and another severely damaged. Trout was never heard from again, and may have been sunk by one of the convoy's escorts. Radioman 1st Class Ehlerding was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 14 April 1946.

Service number: 2725275
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Duty Stations
USS Arkansas (BB-33)USS Texas (BB-35)USS Washington (BB-56)USS Remus (LST-453)
USS Tambor SS-198USS Tuna (SS-203)USS Trout (SS-202)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1941-1942, S2c-0000, USS Washington (BB-56)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Remus (LST-453)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Tambor SS-198
  1943-1944, RM-0000, USS Tuna (SS-203)
  1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Trout (SS-202)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 USS Trout (SS-202)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 01, 1942, Promoted to RM3
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to RM1
 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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