Krecker, Sterling Schlicter, MoMM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1944-1944, MO-0000, USS Shark (SS-314)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Norristown, PA
Last Address
204 Buttonwood St
Norristown, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Shark (SS-314) was lost on her third patrol. She was last heard from on 24 October 1944 when she radioed the Submarine Seadragon that she was about to attack a Japanese freighter. She was presumed lost on 27 November 1944 and the cause of her loss in unknown. Motor Machinist's Mate, Second Class Krecker was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 8 November 1945.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2440172

The official Navy muster rolls have MoMM2 Krecker's middle name spelled "Schlicter" while other sources have it spelled "Schlichter".

Submatine war patrols: USS Shark (SS-174) - 1st through 3rd

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 - 3 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Shark (SS-314)
  1943-1943, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1943, MO-0000, USS R-14 (SS-91)
  1943-1944, MO-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1944, MO-0000, USS Shark (SS-314)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII draft card
  Dec 10, 1948, Valley Forge Gardens2
  Feb 13, 2018, General Photos1
 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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