Glenn, Curtis, SC2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SC-0000-Ships Cook/Ships Baker
Last Rating/NEC Group
Ships Cook/Ships Baker
Primary Unit
1940-1943, SC-0000, USS S-44 (SS-155)
Service Years
1939 - 1943
SC-Ships Cook/Baker

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

Casualty Date
Oct 07, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (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.

SC2 Glenn was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2954641

Submarine war patrols: USS S-44 (SS-155) - 1st through 5th

Navy Unit Commendation
For outstanding heroism in action against enemy Japanese surface forces during her First, Second, Third and Fourth War Patrols in the Solomon Sea Area from May 12 to August 10, 1942. During this period of crisis for Allied Naval vessels when Japanese air and sea power was at its height, the USS S-44 boldly sought out the enemy and struck with aggressiveness and determination, destroying the 5,644-ton Shoei on her First and following the Battle of Savo Island, she daringly gave battle to the Japanese heavy cruiser Kako as that vessel was returning in triumph to home waters after destroying four Allies cruisers. Fighting gallantly despite extreme limitations due to age and obsolescent design, she held relentlessly to her target and in a faultlessly conducted attack sank the 7,100-ton cruiser. This record of combat achievement reflects the highest credit upon the S-44, her courageous ship's company and the United States Naval Service.

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1939, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Duty Stations
USS S-42 (SS-153)US NavyUSS S-44 (SS-155)
  1939-1940, AS-0000, USS S-42 (SS-153)
  1940-1940, AS-0000, USS S-46 (SS-157)
  1940-1943, SC-0000, USS S-44 (SS-155)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 16, 1940, Promoted to Matt2c
  Aug 01, 1941, Promoted to Matt1c
  Sep 01, 1942, Promoted to OC3
  Jul 01, 1943, Promoted to SC2
  Dec 27, 1943, West Tennesseans Reported Missing1
  Apr 14, 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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