Ackerman, Edward, LCDR

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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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  1941-1944, USS Grayback (SS-208)

Lieutenant

From Month/Year
June / 1941

To Month/Year
January / 1944

Unit
USS Grayback (SS-208) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant

NEC
Not Specified

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Grayback (SS-208) Details

USS Grayback (SS-208)

The USS Grayback (SS-208) was a Tambor-class World War II era submarine. 
Grayback was named for a small species of lake herring of commercial importance found abundantly in the Great Lakes.
Keel laid: 04/03/1940
Launched: 01/31/1941

Commissioned: 06/30/1941
Sunk 02/26/1944
Specifications:
Radio call sign: Nan - Baker - King - Fox
Displacement:
Surfaced: 1,475 tons
Submerged: 2,370 tons
Length 307'2'
Beam 27' 3"
Draft 13' 3"
Speed:
Surfaced 20 kts
Submerged 8.75 kts
Complement 6 Officers 54 Enlisted
Operating Depth, 300 ft
Submerged Endurance, 48 hrs at 2 kts
Patrol Endurance 75 days
Cruising Range, 11,000 miles surfaced at 10 kts
Armament:
Ten 21" torpedo tubes, six forward, four aft
24 torpedoes
One 3"/50 deck gun
Two .50 cal. machine guns
Two .30 cal. machine guns

Propulsion, diesel electric reduction gear with four General Motors main generator engines, HP 5400, Four General Electric main motors, HP 2740, two 126-cell main storage batteries, twin propellers.
Fuel Capacity, 96,365 gals.


Commanding Officers:
LT W. E. Saunders 06/30/1941 - 09/22/21942
LCDR E. C. Stephen 09/22/1942 - 07/19/1943
LCDR J. A. Moore 07/19/1943 - 02/26/1944
 
Executive Officers:
LCDR R. E. Nichols 06/30/1941 - 04/25/1943
LT J. H. Stewart  04/25/1943 - 02/26/1944


 

JANAC Score for the USS Grayback (SS-208)


 

Patrol
No.
Date
DD-MM-YY
Vessel
Name
Vessel
Type
Tonnage
Sunk
Location
Sunk
 
2 17-May-42 Ishikari Maru Cargo 3,291 27-05N, 142-05E
 
5 02-Jan-43 I-18 Submarine 2,180 8-49S, 157-09E
 
7 11-May-43 Yodogawa Maru Cargo 6,441 00-47S, 149-02E
 
7 17-May-43 England Maru Cargo 5,830 1-00S, 148-40E
 
8 14-Oct-43 Kozui Maru Passenger-
Cargo
7,072 27-35N, 127-27E
 
8 22-Oct-43 Awata Maru Ex-Light
Cruiser
7,397 26-48N, 124-56E
 
9 18-Dec-43 Gyokurei Maru Cargo 5,588 26-22N, 128-20E
 
9 19-Dec-43 Numakaze Destroyer 1,300 26-29N, 128-26E
 
9 21-Dec-43 Konan Maru Cargo 2,627 3-24N, 129-53E
 
9 21-Dec-43 Kashiwa Maru Ex-Net
Tender
515 30-24N, 129-53E
 
10 19-Feb-44 Taikei Maru Cargo 4,739 21-46N, 120-06E
 
10 19-Feb-44 Toshin Maru Cargo 1,917 21-46N, 120-06E
 
10 24-Feb-44 Nampo Maru Tanker 10,033 24-20N, 122-25E
 
10 27-Feb-44 Ceylon Maru Cargo 4,905 31-50N, 127-45E
 
TOTALS     14 vessels 63,835 tons  


Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
EM Weekly, Kent (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS 5447 
   

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
   
   
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1942-1944, 112X, Submarines/USS Grayback (SS-208)
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USS Grayback (SS-208)

Moore, John Anderson, CDR, (1932-1944) OFF 112X Commander
Smith, Carthel Hill, LCDR, (1940-1944) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Frazee, Murray Bennett, CAPT, (1939-1966) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Stewart, Jesse Hamilton, LT, (1937-1944) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Rauber, Vincent Murray, ENS, (1943-1944) OFF 117X Ensign
Mayo, Raymond Leon, CDR, (1926-1944) Commander
Roy, William Charles, LT, (1941-1944) Lieutenant
Littlejohn, Robert Orval, LTJG, (1940-1944) Lieutenant Junior Grade
McKelvey, Franklin Hotchkiss, LTJG, (1942-1944) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Phillips, Melvin Clyde, LTJG, (1943-1944) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bukowski, Thaddeus, CPO, (1937-1944) RM RM-2333 Chief Petty Officer
Knops, Harry Theodore, CPO, (1926-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Shaw, Ralph Theodore, CPO, (1936-1944) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Nicholson, William Gerard, CPO, (1934-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Stanford, Lee Carroll, CPO, (1937-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Jones, James Acton, PO1, (1941-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Sessler, Edward Francis, PO1, (1940-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 1st Class
Bangert, Stanley Henry, PO1, (1938-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Barnett, James Edgar, PO1, (1942-1944) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Blanan, Robert Philip, PO1, (1938-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Boyer, Forrest Lyddle, PO1, (1937-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Capshaw, Ross Lillard, PO1, (1937-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Forsythe, Joseph R., PO1, (1935-1944) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Halpert, Alfred Sander, PO1, (1940-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hansen, Robert Vernon, PO1, (1942-1944) RT RT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hefler, Theodore, PO1, (1940-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hitch, Richard Beverly, PO1, (1939-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Parks, Raymond Anthony, PO1, (1939-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Waliszewski, Stanley Joseph, PO1, (1940-1944) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Wyatt, John Clinton, PO1, (1940-1944) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 1st Class
Hall, Frederick Ansley, PO2, (1942-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 2nd Class
Holzmann, Frederick Charles, PO2, (1941-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 2nd Class
Jackson, August Norbert, PO2, (1941-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 2nd Class
O'Meara, Thomas Francis, PO2, (1941-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 2nd Class
Hrudka, Albert, PO2, (1942-1944) QM QM-0000 Quartermaster 2nd Class
Barbour, Harold Xen, PO2, (1941-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bell, Frederick Richard, PO2, (1941-1944) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Campbell, Wilbur Edward, PO2, (1941-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Case, Henry Lawrence, PO2, (1941-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Coburn, Fred Martin, PO2, (1941-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fox, Kenneth Winfield, PO2, (1942-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gavlak, Charles Bernard, PO2, (1940-1944) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Koller, Walter Allan, PO2, (1941-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Meyers, Louis Joseph, PO2, (1941-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Davidson, Marshall Ray, PO3, (1942-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Jackson, August Norbert, PO2, (1941-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Lockyer, Douglas Henry Norman, PO3, (1941-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Meyer, Frederick William H, PO3, (1942-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Southern, August Henry, PO3, (1942-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Irizarry, Robert Angelo, PO3, (1941-1944) SM SM-0000 Signalman 3rd Class
Solomon, Sidney, PO3, (1942-1944) SM SM-0000 Signalman 3rd Class
Bennett, James Wesley, PO3, (1942-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bloodsworth, Ralph, PO3, (1942-1944) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Brandt, James Lester, PO3, (1942-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Chotas, James Nick, PO3, (1940-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cox, Lee Roy, PO3, (1942-1944) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fieber, Clifton Eugene, PO3, (1942-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Forward, Jack Dewey, PO3, (1942-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Francis, Milton Lawrence, PO3, (1942-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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