Addington, Norman Eston, Jr., FC3c

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Last Rank
Fire Controlman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1943-1944, FC-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
FC-Fire Controlman

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grand Rapids, MI
Last Address
Grand Rapids, MI


Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWWII Memorial National Registry
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
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  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Norman was on this USS Hole from the time of Commissioning in July 1943 till the sinking and his death in Oct 25, 1944. Ancestry.com collection of US Navy Muster Reports reflects his arrival and advancement on the ship for almost every month between these dates.

Oct 25, 1944 The USS Hole DD-533 
When the Japanese Navy counter-attacked to produce the decisive Battle of Leyte Gulf, she was operating north of Leyte. A powerful enemy surface force encountered her task group east of Samar on the morning of 25 October, and Hoel and other destroyers valiantly attacked them with guns and torpedoes in order to cover the escort carriers' retreat. Though Hoel was sunk in this Battle off Samar, with the loss of nearly three-quarters of her crew, one which was Norman Eddington, Jr, her sacrifice helped to save all but one of the escort carriers and to deflect the Japanese from their mission of attacking the Leyte invasion force.
   
Comments/Citation
Promted from Seaman 1st Class Firecontrolman (S1c fc) to Fire Controlman Ranger Finder 3rd class petty officer (FCR3c) on 1 June 1944.

Memorial Monuments At: 
Fort William McKinley / Fort Bonifacio
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines
 

   
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  1943-1944, FC-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)

FC-Fire Controlman

From Month/Year
July / 1943

To Month/Year
October / 1944

Unit
USS Hoel (DD-533) Unit Page

Rank
Fire Controlman 3rd Class

NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman

Location
San Francisco

Country/State
California
 
 
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 USS Hoel (DD-533) Details

USS Hoel (DD-533)

USS Hoel (DD-533), 1943-1944











  



USS Hoel, a 2050-ton Fletcher class destroyer built at San Francisco, California, was commissioned in late July 1943. After shakedown operations along the west coast, she departed for the Pacific combat zone in October 1943. A month later, she took part in the Gilbert Islands invasion as part of the screen for U.S. escort aircraft carriers. She performed a similar mission during the Marshalls operation during January and February 1944, also providing gunfire support during landings on Eniwetok. .Hoel was based in the south Pacific from March 1944, escorting convoys, performing anti-submarine patrols and serving with the escort carriers of the Third and Seventh Fleets. She also participated in the Peleliu invasion during September 1944.

Hoel continued to operate with escort carriers during the invasion of Leyte in October 1944. When the Japanese Navy counter-attacked to produce the decisive Battle of Leyte Gulf, she was operating north of Leyte. A powerful enemy surface force encountered her task group east of Samar on the morning of 25 October, and Hoel and other destroyers valiantly attacked them with guns and torpedoes in order to cover the escort carriers' retreat. Though Hoel was sunk in this Battle off Samar, with the loss of nearly three-quarters of her crew, her sacrifice helped to save all but one of the escort carriers and to deflect the Japanese from their mission of attacking the Leyte invasion force.

USS Hoel was named in honor of Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Commander William R. Hoel, a hero of Western Rivers operations during the Civil War.



Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels

Strength
Destroyer

Created/Owned By
YN Pierson, Al (USview, NTWS Chief Admin), YN2 5123 
   

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
First Reported onboard USS Hoel 29 July 1943 on Commisioning Day as Seaman 1st Class (E-3). Makes him a plank owner also

   
My Photos For This Unit
USS Hoel
18 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Hoel (DD-533)

Huffman, Malcolm Hugo, WO, (1934-1944) WO WO Machinist (WO)
Brett, George Henry, PO1, (1936-1944) BM BM-0000 Boatswain's Mate 1st Class
Matthews, Paul, PO2, (1966-1972) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Quinn, John Patrick, PO3, (1942-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Akerman, Phillip Andrew, S1c, (1941-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Compomizzo, Marvin Lesslie, S1c, (1943-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Erickson, Carl E, S1c, (1944-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Faass, Irvin Lee, S1c, (1942-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Zuccari, Francis Jackson, S1c, (1943-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
Fenerty, Thomas Francis, F1c, (1943-1944) MM MM-0000 Fireman First Class
Palmer, William Edward, S2c, (1943-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
White, Edward Burkett, S2c, (1944-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Zaverack, Nelson, S2c, (1943-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Kanzleiter, Merrill Joseph, F2c, (1944-1944) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman Second Class
THOMAS, William, RADM, (1928-1947) Captain
Hathaway, Amos Townsend, CAPT, (1935-1965) OFF Commander
Kintberger, Leon Samuel, RADM, (1932-1959) OFF Commander
THOMAS, William, RADM, (1928-1947) Commander
Nason, Earle Augustine, LTJG, (1943-1944) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade

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