Kirk, Eugene Thomas, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1943-1943, S1c-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1943
 
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 3 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Japanese records also reported that on 11 October, 1943, the date Wahoo was due to exit through La PĂ©rouse Strait, an antisubmarine aircraft sighted a wake and an apparent oil slick from a submerged submarine. The Japanese initiated a combined air and sea attack with numerous depth charges throughout the day. Sawfish had been depth-charged by a patrol boat while transiting the strait two days before, and the enemy's antisubmarine forces were on the alert; their attacks fatally holed Wahoo, and she sank with all hands. She was declared overdue on 2 December 1943 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 6 December 1943.

After the loss of Wahoo, no US submarines ventured into the Sea of Japan until June 1945, when special mine-detecting equipment became available.

S1c Kirk was a member of the crew when the USS Wahoo was lost.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6508061

Submarine war patrols:
USS Drum (SS-228) - 4th
USS Wahoo (SS-238) - 4th through 7th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
USS Sperry (AS-12)USS Drum (SS-228)USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1942-1942, S1c-0000, USS Sperry (AS-12)
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Drum (SS-228)
  1943-1943, S1c-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Wahoo (SS-238)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Dec 04, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  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
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