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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  1930-1932, USS Milwaukee (CL-5)

Ensign

From Month/Year
June / 1930

To Month/Year
April / 1932

Unit
USS Milwaukee (CL-5) Unit Page

Rank
Ensign

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USS Milwaukee (CL-5)
Hull number CL-5

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS L-M

Strength
Light Cruiser

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Last Updated: Oct 9, 2010
   
   
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USS Milwaukee (CL-5)

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