Zimmerman, Charles Austin, Jr., GM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1944, GM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
GM-Gunner's Mate

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lock Haven, PA
Last Address
1336 W 24th St
Erie, PA

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
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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 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. Gunner's Mate Third Class Zimmerman was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.

Service number: 6082699

Submarine war patrols:
USS Silversides (SS-236) - 3rd and 4th
USS Wahoo (SS-238) - 3rd through 6th
USS Nautilus (SS-168) - 6th through 8th
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) - 11th and 12th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
USS Silversides (SS-236)USS Wahoo (SS-238)USS Nautilus (SS-168)USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS Silversides (SS-236)
  1943-1943, GM-0000, USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Nautilus (SS-168)
  1944-1944, GM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 11th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 12th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  WWII draft card
  Nov 01, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Jan 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Jan 13, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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