Blessing, James Henry, 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
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1938 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
One Hash Mark

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
3104 Wilkinson Ave
New York, NY

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MC-41-H (memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Gudgeon (SS-211) left on her 12th patrol 4 April 1944, checked in at Johnson Island on 7 April and was never heard from again. Her loss is a mystery. On 7 June 1944, she was officially declared lost and presumed lost. Torpedoman's Mate First Class Blessing was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.

Service number: 2234909
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavySchool Assignments - StaffUSS Gudgeon (SS-211)USS Paddle (SS-263)
  1940-1940, S1c-0000, USS Rigel (AD-13)
  1940-1941, S1c-0000, SUBBASE Coco Solo, Panama
  1941-1942, TM-0000, USS R-5 (SS-82)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, (TM) Torpedomans Mate A School
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS R-5 (SS-82)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Paddle (SS-263)
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 6th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 11th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 12th War Patrol
 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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