Ackerman, Edward, LCDR

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Kete (SS-369)
Service Years
1935 - 1945
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cincinnati, OH
Last Address
Cincinnati, OH

Casualty Date
Mar 20, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
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

USS Kete (SS-369) began her second war patrol, clearing Guam on 1 March 1945. After three weeks, she was down to three torpedoes, having sunk four enemy ships. She was ordered back to Midway but never arrived, and was listed as presumed lost, 16 April 1945. Lieutenant Commander Ackerman was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 1 April 1946.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 082383

Commands and duties:
Diving Officer - USS Grayback (SS-208) - 1942 and 1943
Executive Officer - USS Grayback (SS-208) - 9/30/42 to 12/1/43
Executive Officer - USS Kete (SS-369) - 7/44 to 1/45
Commanding Officer - USS Kete (SS-369) - 2/20/45 to 3/20/45

Silver Star
Awarded for actions during World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Division: U.S.S. Grayback (SS-208)
General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 0547 (March 11, 1944)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Edward Ackerman (NSN: 0-82383), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. During the first SEVEN War Patrols of the U.S.S. GRAYBACK (SS-208), Lieutenant Ackerman, as Diving Officer, calmly and skillfully maintained depth control of his ship during torpedo attacks and during trying conditions of no less than 15 enemy depth-charge counterattacks. On one occasion, when a main ballast tank malfunctioned, he took corrective action to prevent loss of trim and serious damage or loss of his ship. His assistance to his Commanding Officer contributed to the successful attacks on seven enemy ships, including a destroyer, during a single war patrol. His actions throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
 
   
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  1944-1945, USS Kete (SS-369)

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
July / 1944

To Month/Year
March / 1945

Unit
USS Kete (SS-369) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant Commander

NEC
Not Specified

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Kete (SS-369) Details

USS Kete (SS-369)
Hull number SS-369

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018
   
   
My Photos For This Duty Station
1945-1945, 112X, Submarines/USS Kete (SS-369)
10 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Kete (SS-369)

Drake, Donald Lincoln, LT, (1942-1945) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Spikes, Russell Henry, LT, (1935-1945) OFF Lieutenant
Adams, John Clausel, LTJG, (1941-1945) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade
Crutchfield, Charles Randolph, LTJG, (1943-1945) OFF 000X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Haag, Bernard Henry, ENS, (1938-1945) OFF Ensign
Blair, Cleta [Other Service Rank]
Simpson, Oliver Harry, CPO, (1940-1945) PhM PhM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Waggoner, James Stanley, CPO, (1935-1945) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McLendon, Bernard Eugene, PO2, (1941-1945) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wallick, Russel Andrew, PO2, (1941-1945) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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