Kostal, Michael Frank, Jr., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 000X, USS Herring (SS-233)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
McKees Rocks, PA
Last Address
1217 Highland Ave
Coraoplis, PA

Casualty Date
Jun 01, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Pacific Ocean
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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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Herring (SS-233) began her 8th, and last war patrol on 21 May 1944, patrolling around the Kurile Islands. She sank two Japanese merchant ships on the morning of 1 June 1944. She was sunk later that day by enemy shore batteries, with a loss of all hands. Lieutenant Junior Grade Kostal Jr. was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 17 January 1946.

Service number: 089211

Submarine war patrols:
USS Pollack (SS-180) - 9th
USS Herring (SS-233) - 8th

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Pollack (SS-180)USS Herring (SS-233)
  1943-1943, 000X, USS Stevens (DD-479)
  1943-1944, 000X, USS Pollack (SS-180)
  1944-1944, 000X, Submarine Division 43
  1944-1944, 000X, USS Herring (SS-233)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 USS Herring (SS-233)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Braving the Wartime Seas2
  Oct 22, 1941, Coraoplis Youth Gets Cadet Post on U.S. Ship1
  Feb 01, 1943, Commissioned as Ensign
  Nov 11, 1944, 4 Men Wounded, 3 Missing1
  Feb 15, 1946, Navy Lists Five Dead From County1
  Feb 05, 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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