Chapple, Wreford Goss, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1954-1955, 112X, USS Pittsburgh (CA-72)
Service Years
1930 - 1959
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1908
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Billings, MT
Last Address
Coronado, CA

Date of Passing
May 20, 1991
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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US Navy Rear Admiral. Chapple graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1930. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack Chapple was a Lt. Commander in the Submarine Service and was the Commanding Officer of the Submarine U.S.S. 38. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor Chapple's command sunk the Japanese Transport Takatiho Maru, one of the first Japanese ships sunk in the Pacific theater. At the Battle of Leyte Gulf he was the Commanding Officer of the Submarine Bream which sunk four Japanese vessels. By February of 1942 Chapple was assigned as Commanding Officer of the Submarine U.S.S. Permit SS-178. He served as her Commanding Officer until August 4, 1943. During the year and a half Chapple was Commanding Officer of the Permit he sank 4 Japanese vessels. For his wartime services Chapple was awarded two Navy Cross Medals, three Silver Stars and a Bronze Star. His last assignment was as the Commanding Officer of the heavy Cruiser Pittsburgh. He retired as a Rear Admiral in 1959. Chapple was considered one of the hero's of World War II and his exploits are featured in naval history books and his achievements provided much of the material for the 1950's television series "The Silent Service".

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  1943-1944, 112X, Electric Boat Company (submarine pre-commission)

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
October / 1943

To Month/Year
January / 1944

Unit
Electric Boat Company (submarine pre-commission) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant Commander

NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
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 Electric Boat Company (submarine pre-commission) Details

Electric Boat Company (submarine pre-commission)

Type
HQ/Command Elements

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Office

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Oct 9, 2010
   
   
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Electric Boat Company (submarine pre-commission)

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Hogan, Thomas Wesley, CAPT, (1931-1961) Lieutenant Commander
Hyde, John Milton, CAPT Lieutenant Commander
Kimmel, Thomas Kincaid, CAPT, (1936-1962) Lieutenant Commander
Marcuse, Theodore Carroll, LT Lieutenant Junior Grade
McKinney, Everett George, PO3, (1942-1945) Seaman 1st Class

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