Ritchie, Robert Joseph, EM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
Service Years
1943 - 1945
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Home State
Connecticut
Connecticut
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Plainville, CT
Last Address
Plainville, CT

Casualty Date
Aug 06, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Bullhead (SS-332) began her third and final patrol on 31 July 1945. The last contact with the boat was on 2 August. Post war Japanese records show that a plane depth charged and presumably sunk an American Submarine on 6 August, the same day the Atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Electrician's Mate Third Class Ritchie was listed as Missing in Action and officially declared dead 23 August 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2074200

Submarine war patrols: USS Bullhead (SS-332) - 1st through 3rd

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
NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUS NavyUSS Bullhead (SS-332)
  1943-1943, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1944, EM-0000, USS S-16 (SS-121)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Bullhead (SS-332)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 USS Bullhead (SS-331)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 01, 1945, Promoted to EM3
  Nov 26, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
United States Navy Memorial
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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