Worthington, Wesley Willard, Jr., EM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, RM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Memphis, TN
Last Address
3698 Rhea Ave
Memphis, TN

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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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. Electricians Mate Second Class was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.

Service number: 2960091

Submarine war patrols: USS Gudgeon (SS-211) - 9th through 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 - 4 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Texas (BB-35)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS R-13 (SS-90)USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1942-1942, F3c-0000, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1942-1943, F3c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, F3c-0000, USS R-13 (SS-90)
  1943-1943, F3c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1944, RM-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 9th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 10th War Patrol
  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
  Aug 01, 1943, Promoted to EM3
  Mar 01, 1944, Promoted to EM2
  Feb 01, 2018, General Photos
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
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