Cable, Wallace Herbert, CPhM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1945, PhM-0000, USS Pringle (DD-477)
Service Years
1940 - 1945
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Butler, TN
Last Address
Butler, TN

Casualty Date
Apr 16, 1945
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 5 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Operating with Destroyer Division 90, USS Pringle (DD-477) screened transport areas, covered minesweepers, and provided support fire. Assigned to radar picket duty on 15 April, she splashed two kamikazes on 16 April 1945 before a third crashed into her bridge, and plowed through the superstructure deck, abaft the base of number one stack. A single 1,000-pound bomb, or two 500-pounders, penetrated the main and superstructure decks and exploded with a violent eruption, buckling the keel and splitting the vessel in two at the forward fire room. Six minutes later, 258 survivors watched Pringle slide beneath the surface.
CPhM Cable was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2955653

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.

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Corpsman! posted by Daiute, Paul C., HM3 80
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Navy
  1942-1945, PhM-0000, USS Pringle (DD-477)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 New Georgia Campaign (1943)/Battle of Vella Gulf
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 30, 1940, Married Jacqueline Farthing
  Feb 01, 1943, Promoted to PhM1
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to CPhM
  Feb 15, 2019, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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