Sorensen, Vernon Frederick, LT

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Last Rank
Lieutenant
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
Lieutenant
Lieutenant

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seattle, WA
Last Address
Seattle, WA

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
 
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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Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Lieutenant Sorensen was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 087692

Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Division: United States Submarine
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 316 (July 1943)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Vernon F. Sorensen, United States Navy, for heroic conduct as Torpedo Control Officer of a United States Submarine during a highly successful war patrol during World War II. Through the prompt and accurate operation of the torpedo fire control equipment and the excellent performance of control personnel under the command of Lieutenant, Junior Grade Sorenson, the submarine succeeded in delivering a fatal torpedo attack on a Japanese destroyer leader of 1,700 tons.
   
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  1941-1943, USS Triton (SS-201)

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USS Triton (SS-201) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant

NEC
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 USS Triton (SS-201) Details

USS Triton (SS-201)
Hull number SS-201

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2018
   
   
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1941-1943, Submarines/USS Triton (SS-201)
1941-1943, Submarines/USS Triton (SS-201)
57 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Triton (SS-201)

Parks, Edward Schley, LT, (1940-1943) OFF Lieutenant
O'Sullivan, Cornelius Dion, LTJG, (1938-1943) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Van Roosen, Hugh Collett, LTJG, (1938-1943) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kirkpatrick, Charles, RDML, (1926-1964) Lieutenant Commander
Lent, Willis (Pilly), RADM, (1925-1955) Lieutenant Commander
Hollingsworth, John Christie, CDR, (1931-1944) Lieutenant
Jones, Marsh, CPO, (1934-1943) QM QM-0000 Chief Quartermaster
Ballou, William Edward, CPO, (1929-1943) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Barton, Edward John, CPO, (1925-1943) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Cotton, Clarence, CPO, (1920-1943) SD SD-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hall, Donovan Gilbert, CPO, (1921-1943) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Thompson, Harold, CPO, (1926-1950) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Severance, Edwin St. John, CPO, (1936-1943) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Stanford, William Wilson, CPO, (1930-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Goodhue, Theodore Lester, CPO, (1938-1945) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
McKenzie, Lloyd Charles, PO1, (1934-1943) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Richardson, James Woodrow, CPO, (1936-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Boland, John Joseph, CPO, (1934-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Grooms, Bert Joe, PO1, (1938-1943) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hall, Odell, PO1, (1937-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Klekotka, Alexander John, PO1, (1936-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Klimosewski, John Paul, PO1, (1938-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Koster, Nicholas Leo, CPO, (1935-1944) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, Thomas Charles, PO1, (1936-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Ward, William Allen, PO1, (1936-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Browning, James Auswell, PO1, (1941-1945) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Forbes, David Allen, PO2, (1942-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Goodnight, Jerry Calvert, PO1, (1940-1943) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
King, Homer Lymon, PO1, (1939-1943) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Quesenberry, Merlin Justice, PO1, (1938-1943) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Remaley, William Daniel, PO1, (1941-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Visnich, George, PO2, (1936-1943) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Ben Robert, PO1, (1939-1943) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 2nd Class
Dabney, John Davis, PO3, (1940-1943) Ck SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Landers, Charles Wilfred, PO3, (1938-1943) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Mabuti, Santiago Pablo, PO2, (1942-1943) Ck Petty Officer Third Class
Minton, Joseph, LT, (1941-1964) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Festin, Stanley, PO3, (1940-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Hale, Donald Eugene, S1c, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Harper, Joseph Kirby, PO2, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Howell, James Larkin, S1c, (1941-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Oeldemann, Henry Carl, F1c, (1942-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Waller, John Joseph, PO2, (1938-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Finney, Wilson Owen, PO2, (1941-1944) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Kaiser, Robert Wellington, PO2, (1940-1944) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Videkovich, William, PO2, (1942-1945) MO Fireman 1st Class
Abbott, Roy Emerson, F2c, (1943-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Browning, James Auswell, PO1, (1941-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Clark, Curtis Devault, F2c, (1941-1943) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Mollohan, George, PO2, (1941-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Sawerbrey, Alexander Smith, S1c, (1942-1943) Seaman Second Class
Fuller, Grant Moses, CPO, (1941-1945) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Hughart, Robert Edwin, PO2, (1941-1944) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Hughart, Robert Edwin, PO2, (1941-1944) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Sullivan, Owen Joseph, PO1, (1941-1944) F3c F3c-0000 Fireman 3rd Class
Peeler, Willie Lee, F2c, (1942-1943) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class
Dabney, John Davis, PO3, (1940-1943) MAT MATT-0000 Mess Attendant 3rd Class
Mackenzie, George Kenneth, LCDR, (1932-1943) Lieutenant Commander
Crutchfield, Jack Randolph, LT, (1937-1943) Lieutenant

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