Elliott, Henry Leonidas, MM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, MM-0000, Prisoner of War/Japan
Service Years
1942 - 1943
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jasper, AL
Last Address
Jasper, AL

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
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

After the sinking of the USS Sculpin (SS-191), forty-two members of the crew were picked up by the Japanese ship Yamagumo. One badly wounded sailor was thrown back in the sea because of his condition. The survivors were questioned for about ten days at the Japanese naval base at Truk, then were embarked on two aircraft carriers returning to Japan. Chuyo carried 21 of the survivors in her hold. On 2 December, the carrier was torpedoed and sunk by the USS Sailfish and twenty of the American prisoners perished - including MM3 Elliott.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2728325

Submarine patrols: USS Sculpin (SS-191) - 4th through 9th

Prisoner of War Medal
Machinist's Mate Third Class Henry Leonidas Elliott (NSN: 2728325), United States Navy, was captured by Japanese forces after his submarine, U.S.S. SCULPIN (SS-191), was scuttled on 19 November 1943, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while still in captivity.
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Action Date: November 19, 1943 - Died in Captivity
Service: Navy
Rank: Machinist's Mate Third Class
Division: Prisoner of War

Two discrepancies in sources have been noted. Some internet sources have MM3 Elliott's middle name as "Leonas" and/or his rank as F1c (Fireman - E3). According the official Navy muster rolls, his middle name is "Leonidas" and his final rank was MM3.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Sculpin (SS-191)Prisoner of War
  1942-1942, AS-0000, USS Mount Vernon (AP-22)
  1942-1943, MM-0000, USS Sculpin (SS-191)
  1943-1943, MM-0000, Prisoner of War/Japan
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 5th War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 4th War Patrol
  1942-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 6th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 7th War patrol
  1943-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 9th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Sculpin (SS-191)/USS SCULPIN (SS-191) 8th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 15, 1943, Promoted to F3c
  Jun 01, 1943, Promoted to F2c
  Aug 01, 1943, Promted to F1c
  Dec 02, 1943, WWII Prisoners of War
  Mar 05, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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