Sullivan, Owen Joseph, MoMM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kittanning, PA
Last Address
Kittanning, PA

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1944
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 2 (cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Gudgeon (SS-211) left on her 12th patrol 4 April 1944, checked in at Johnson Island on 7 April and was never heard from again. Her loss is a mystery. On 7 June 1944, she was officially declared lost and presumed lost. Motor Machinist's Mate First Class Sullivan was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.

Service number: 2343156

Submarine war patrols:
USS Triton (SS-201) - 4th
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) - 3rd through 12th

Presidential Unit Citation
For outstanding performance in combat during eight aggressive and brilliantly executed war patrols in enemy controlled waters since December 7, 1941. Fighting with remarkable prowess and daring, she achieved an illustrious combat record in the sinking of 19 Japanese ships, including one submarine, which totaled 133,957 tons, and in damaging three more ships totaling 13,944 tons. The superb efficiency and readiness for battle which enabled the Gudgeon to fulfill these vital missions reflects great credit upon her gallant officers and men and the United States Naval Service.

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 - 7 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Triton (SS-201)USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1942-1942, F3c-0000, USS Triton (SS-201)
  1942-1944, MO-0000, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 3rd War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 4th War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 5th War Patrol
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1942-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 6th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 8th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 10th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 9th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 11th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 12th War Patrol
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 1942, Promoted to F2c
  Dec 01, 1942, Promoted to F1c
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to MM2
  Oct 01, 1943, Promoted to MM1
  Oct 25, 1943, Change to MoMM1
  Feb 15, 1946, Navy Lists Five Dead from County1
  May 04, 2018, General Photos
 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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