Salava, Frank, PO3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
FC-Fire Controlman

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chestnut Ridge, PA
Last Address
Chestnut Ridge, PA

Casualty Date
Nov 19, 1943
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
MK 151 (memorial)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Sculpin (SS-191) was on her ninth war patrol in the Turk Island Area on November 19, 1943 when she was attacked by the enemy. Damage from depth-charges forced her to surface. Under heavy fire, FC3 Salava manned his gun until the Sculpin sunk. Although many of the crew were taken prisoner by the Japanese, FC3 Salava went down with the vessel. His remains were never recovered.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2505809

Submarine war patrols:
USS Snapper (SS185) - 6th
USS Sculpin (SS-191) - 9th

Bronze Star
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Bronze Star Medal posthumously to Frank Salava, Firecontrolman Third Class, United States Navy for service as set forth in the following citation:

For meritorious service as Member of Crew of the USS Sculpin during the Ninth War Patrol of that vessel in the Turk Island Area, November 19,1943. After his ship had been severely damaged and forced to surface during a terrific enemy depth-charge attack, Salava instantly manned his gun despite the overwhelming fury of the enemy's five inch gun barrage and continued his persistant fire until the Sculpin succumbed to Japanese superior firepower. By his indomitable fighting spirit and unfaltering devotion to duty, Salava upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

For the President
James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy


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  1943-1943, FC-0000, USS Snapper (SS-185)

FC-Fire Controlman

From Month/Year
August / 1943

To Month/Year
October / 1943

Unit
USS Snapper (SS-185) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class

NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Snapper (SS-185) Details

USS Snapper (SS-185)

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2017
   
   
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USS Snapper (SS-185)
12 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Snapper (SS-185)

Metzger, Lester Lavern, PO1, (1938-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 2nd Class
Hand, William Reeves, PO2, (1938-1943) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Garrett, Howard Owen, PO2, (1942-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Abbott, Oscar Allen, PO3, (1942-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Christian, Richard Osborne, PO3, (1942-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Fullilove, Gordon Harvey, S1c, (1943-1944) SN SN-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Preston, Earl Walter, S1c, (1941-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Brannum, Bill Clifton, PO3, (1940-1943) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Browning, Ned Erskine, PO3, (1942-1945) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Shults, Lynwood, PO2, (1942-1944) MM MM-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Mayfield, James Mosco, PO2, (1942-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Gaughan, Edward Charles, PO2, (1942-1944) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class

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