Childress, Douglas, Jr., FC3c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Fire Controlman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, FC-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
FC-Fire Controlman

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Miles, TX
Last Address
Box 75
Miles, Texas
(Parents~Mr & Mrs Douglas Childress, Sr)

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
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 Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 
 Duty Stations
USS Seal (SS-183)USS Albacore (SS-218)
  1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Seal (SS-183)
  1944-1944, FC-0000, USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 USS Albacore (SS-218)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Aug 28, 1942, Service entry date and Serial Number
  Feb 04, 1943, Received on USS Seal (SS-183) for duty
  Aug 08, 1943, Transferred to CSD-21
  May 15, 1944, Received USS Albacore for Duty from CSD-44 For Duty
  Aug 01, 1944, Promoted to FCS3c (T)
  Dec 12, 1944, Listed as Missing In Action
  Dec 13, 1945, Presumed Dead
  Jan 13, 2013, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944 (with Hugh Raynor Rimmer, Class of 1937, in command), 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.
   
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