Pinkley, Addison Boyd, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 00X, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Florence, AZ
Last Address
2150 East Mabel St
Tuscon, AZ

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 1 (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. Lieutenant Junior Grade Pinkley was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.

Service number: 179517

Addison Pinkley received his basic Navy training at the Navy Training School at Princeton University and the attended the Diesel Training School at the University of Wisconsin.

Submarine war patrols: USS Gudgeon (SS-211) - 8th 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 Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS R-13 (SS-90)USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
  1943-1943, 00X, USS R-13 (SS-90)
  1943-1944, 00X, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 8th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 9th War Patrol
  1943-1943 USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 10th 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
 Colleges Attended 
University of ArizonaUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonPrinceton University
  1936-1940, University of Arizona
  1942-1943, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1942-1942, Princeton University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 16, 1940, WWII draft card
  Nov 10, 1940, Married Jean McWhirt1
  Sep 11, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  Dec 29, 1942, Enters Navy training school1
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jan 25, 1946, Engineers Pay Tribute1
  Feb 14, 1946, One of War Tragedies Emphasized in Court1
  May 07, 2018, General Photos
 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
WWII 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, WWII Memorial National Registry
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