Tritt, Add, SK2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1944, SK-0000, USS Suwanee (CVE-27)
Service Years
1941 - 1944

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sevierville, TN
Last Address
Sevierville, TN

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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At 07:40 on October 25, 1944, during the fighting in Leyte Gulf,  "Taffy 1" was jumped by land-based planes from Davao in the first deliberate suicide attack of the war. The first one crashed into USS Santee; and, 30 seconds later, USS Suwannee splashed a kamikaze during his run on USS Petrof Bay. Her gunners soon shot down another enemy plane, then bore down on a third circling in the clouds at about 8,000 ft (2,400 m). They hit the enemy, but he rolled over, dove at Suwannee and crashed into her at 0804 about 40 ft (12 m) forward of the after elevator, opening a 10 ft (3.0 m) hole in her flight deck. His bomb compounded the fracture when it exploded between the flight and hangar decks, tearing a 25 ft (7.6 m) gash in the latter and causing a number of casualties.
SK2 Tritt was listed as missing in action after the attack and was later declared dead.

Service number: 6400707

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
US NavyVC-6 Firebees/Skeet for the Fleet
  1942-1943, SK-0000, USS Sacramento (PG-19)
  1943-1943, SK-0000, VC-6 Firebees/Skeet for the Fleet
  1943-1944, SK-0000, USS Suwanee (CVE-27)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 09, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Sep 01, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Feb 25, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial 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, WW II Memorial National Registry
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