Calvert, Charles Franklin, 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
1942-1943, MO-0000, USS S-44 (SS-155)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cullman, AL
Last Address
Cullman, AL

Casualty Date
Oct 07, 1943
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 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS S-44 (SS-155) arrived at Dutch Harbor on 16 September. On 26 September, she departed Attu on her last war patrol. One day out, while en route to her operating area in the northern Kuril Islands, she was spotted and attacked by a Japanese patrol plane. Suffering no damage, she continued west. On the night of 7 October, she made radar contact with what she thought was a "small merchantman" and closed for a surface attack. Several hundred yards from the target, her deck gun fired and was answered by a salvo. The "small merchantman" in fact was the Shimushu-class escort Ishigaki. An emergency dive was ordered, but the submarine failed to submerge. She then took several hits in the control room, below the waterline in the after battery room, and elsewhere. Reluctantly, S-44 was ordered abandoned. A pillow case was raised from the forward battery room hatch as a flag of surrender, but the Japanese shelling continued. Only two men escaped the sinking vessel.

MoMM2 Calvert was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2725073

Submarine defensive patrols: USS S-45 (SS-156) - 2nd and 3rd
Submarine war patrols: USS S-44 (SS-155) - 5th

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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 Duty Stations
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Griffin (AS-13)USS S-39 (SS-144)
USS S-42 (SS-153)USS S-44 (SS-155)
  1941-1941, F3c-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1941-1942, F1c-0000, USS S-45 (SS-156)
  1942-1942, F1c-0000, USS Griffin (AS-13)
  1942-1942, F1c-0000, USS S-39 (SS-144)
  1942-1942, F1c-0000, USS S-42 (SS-153)
  1942-1943, MO-0000, USS S-44 (SS-155)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 01, 1941, Promoted to F2c
  May 01, 1942, Promoted to F1c
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to MoMM2
  Feb 21, 1945, Cullman Boy Lost on Submarine1
  Mar 03, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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