Carleton, William Ernest, RM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1945, RM-0000, USS Lagarto (SS-371)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Detroit, MI
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
May 04, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The USS Lagarto (SS-371) was on a War Patrol and was announced as "overdue from patrol and presumed lost" on 10 August 1945. A post war examination of Japanese records suggest that the Lagarto was probably sunk by a Japanese mine layer the Hatsutaka, on 3 May 1945. Radioman First Class Carleton was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 25 May 1946.

Service numberL 3823257

Submarine war patrols:
USS Redfish (SS-395) - 1st
USS Lagarto (SS-371) - 1st and 2nd

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 - 3 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Dixie (AD-14)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Redfish (SS-395)
USS Lagarto (SS-371)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, USS Neches (AO-5)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, USS Dixie (AD-14)
  1941-1942, RM-0000, USS Lamson (DD-367)
  1942-1942, RM-0000, USS Pinola (AT-33)
  1942-1943, RM-0000, USS PC-579
  1943-1944, RM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1944, RM-0000, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA
  1944-1944, RM-0000, USS Redfish (SS-395)
  1944-1945, RM-0000, Submarine Division 201
  1945-1945, RM-0000, USS Lagarto (SS-371)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1945-1945 USS Lagarto (SS-371)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 01, 1941, Promoted to S1c
  Apr 01, 1942, Promoted to RM3
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to RM2
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to RM1
  Jul 21, 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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