Simpson, Oliver Harry, CPhM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Kete (SS-369)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Florence, PA
Last Address
New Florence, PA

Casualty Date
Mar 20, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Unknown, Not Reported
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 2 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

USS Kete (SS-369) began her second war patrol, clearing Guam on 1 March 1945. After three weeks, she was down to three torpedoes, having sunk four enemy ships. She was ordered back to Midway but never arrived. Chief Pharmacist's Mate Simpson was among those listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 1 April 1946.

Service number: 2505642

Submarine war patrols: USS Kete (SS-269): 1st and 2nd

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.

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Corpsmen posted by Daiute, Paul C., HM3 2 
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 Duty Stations
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)USS Solace (AH-5)US NavyBalboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)
USS Kete (SS-369)
  1940-1941, HA-0000, Naval Hospital Bethesda, MD
  1941-1943, PhM-0000, USS Solace (AH-5)
  1943-1943, PhM-0000, USS Pasig (AO-89)
  1943-1944, PhM-0000, Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)
  1944-1944, PhM-0000, Navy Liaison Manitowoc Ship Building, Manitowoc WI
  1944-1945, PhM-0000, USS Kete (SS-369)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 USS Kete (SS-369)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to PhM3
  Sep 01, 1942, Promoted to PhM2
  Jan 01, 1945, Promoted to PhMC
  Mar 31, 1945, Listed as missing in action (official)
  Apr 01, 1946, Declared dead
  Jun 02, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Nov 03, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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