Kirchgessner, Edwin Pete, TMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1957-1958, TM-0000, USS Picuda (SS-382)
Service Years
1939 - 1958
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Eugene Claude Ipox, Jr., TM1 to remember Kirchgessner, Edwin Pete, TMC USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Everett, WA
Last Address
Snohomish, WA

Date of Passing
Nov 15, 2012
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea - N/A, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Edwin rejoined his wife on November 15, 2012. He was born in Everett on May 14, 1920. He enjoyed 92 years of an exciting and full life.

He graduated from Everett High School in 1938 and went on to spend 20 years in the US Navy, 16 of them on submarines, including four years on submarines during WWII in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He worked at Sumner Iron Works until retirement at age 62. He and his wife spent the next 20 some years traveling the country in a motor home.

His wife Betty died in November 2010.

His ashes will be taken to sea on a Trident submarine and consigned to the deep through a torpedo tube somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
Other Comments:

Service number: 3858047

Submarine war patrols: USS Blackfish (SS-221) - 1st through 8th
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Dixie (AD-14)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Blackfish (SS-221)
USS Whale (SS-239)USS Bluefish (SS-222)USS Cochino (SS-345)USS Torsk (SS-423)
USS Requin (SS-481)USS Guavina (SS-362)USS Picuda (SS-382)
  1939-1942, TM-0000, USS Craven (DD-382)
  1941-1941, TM-0000, USS Dixie (AD-14)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS President Hayes (AP-39)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS R-20 (SS-97)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1942-1944, TM-0000, USS Blackfish (SS-221)
  1944-1945, TM-0000, USS R-18 (SS-95)
  1945-1945, TM-0000, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1945-1946, TM-0000, USS Whale (SS-239)
  1946-1947, TM-0000, USS Bluefish (SS-222)
  1948-1949, TM-0000, USS Cochino (SS-345)
  1949-1949, TM-0000, USS Torsk (SS-423)
  1949-1950, TM-0000, USS Requin (SS-481)
  1954-1954, TM-0000, USS Guavina (SS-362)
  1957-1958, TM-0000, USS Picuda (SS-382)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to TM2
  Apr 01, 1943, Promoted to TM1
  Jun 01, 1946, Promoted to CTM
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