Short, William Edward, TM1c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, TM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jackson Heights, NY
Last Address
Jackson Heights, NY

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Torpedoman's Mate First Class Short was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.

Service number: 2237284
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Swordfish (SS-193)USS Holland (AS-3)USS Seawolf (SS-197)US Navy
USS Bowfin (SS-287)USS Puffer (SS-268)Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP)USS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1940-1940, S2c-0000, USS Swordfish (SS-193)
  1940-1941, S2c-0000, USS Holland (AS-3)
  1941-1942, TM-0000, USS Swordfish (SS-193)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Bowfin (SS-287)
  1944-1944, TM-0000, USS Puffer (SS-268)
  1944-1944, TM-0000, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Groton, CT
  1944-1945, TM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 01, 1941, Promoted to S1c
  Aug 01, 1941, Promoted to TM3
  Jul 01, 1942, Promoted to TM2
  Aug 01, 1943, Promoted to TM1
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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