Ankeny, William, QM3

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
QM-0000-Quartermaster
Last Rating/NEC Group
Quartermaster
Primary Unit
1944-1944, QM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1940 - 1944
QM-Quartermaster

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Akron, OH
Last Address
Lakemore, OH

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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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. Quartermaster Third Class Ankeny was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   
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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Narwhal (SS-167)USS Nautilus (SS-168)USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1941-1941, AS-0000, USS Utah (AG-16)
  1941-1943, QM-0000, USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1943-1944, QM-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1944-1944, QM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation of Attu
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 12th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Dec 06, 1940, Service # 283 46 07
  Oct 01, 1941, Advanced from S2c to S1c
  Nov 01, 1942, Advanced from S1c to QM3c
  Jun 16, 1943, Busted to S1c
  Sep 01, 1943, Advanced from S1c to QM3c
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorUnited States Navy Memorial
The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1944, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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