Carpenter, James Louis, S2c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SH-0000-Stewards Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Stewards Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1944, SH-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
Service Years
1944 - 1944
StM-Stewards Mate
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, D. C.
Last Address
902 22nd St N.W.
Washington, D. C.
(Sister~Mrs Mary jackson)

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
USS Albacore (SS-218)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry


 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 
 Duty Stations
USS Albacore (SS-218)
  1944-1944, SH-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Service Number
  Sep 29, 1944, Received on The USS Albacore (SS-218)
  Jan 12, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Sub topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. According to Japanese records captured after the war, a submarine (presumed to be Albacore) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaid on 7 November 1944. A Japanese patrol boat witnessed the explosion of a submerged submarine and saw a great deal of heavy oil, cork, bedding, and food supplies rise to the surface. On 21 December, Albacore was presumed lost. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 30 March 1945.
   
Comments/Citation
Messman/Steward Branch

The Messman Branch, responsible for feeding and serving officers, was a racially segregated part of the U.S. Navy. White sailors could not serve in the Messman Branch, which was composed almost exclusively of African-Americans and Filipinos. This attracted criticism from civil rights leaders during the war, and the Roosevelt administration was under some pressure to address this inequality. Some steps were taken throughout the war, but the navy's leadership proved resistant to major change. In February 1943 the name of the branch was changed to Steward Branch, the word "officer's" was dropped from rate titles, and "mess attendant" became "steward's mate." The new rating of "cook" should not be confused with "ship's cook," which was part of the Commissary Branch. In June 1944, cooks and stewards were authorized to wear petty officer-style rating badges. Despite the change in insignia, however, stewards and cooks were not petty officers and ranked below the most junior petty officer grade. Petty officer status was not extended to stewards until 1950.
   
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