Accardy, John George, SM3c

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Signalman 3rd Class
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1944-1944, SM-0000, USS Tang (SS-306)
Service Years
1943 - 1944

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Home Town
Darien, CT
Last Address
3362 Copely Ave
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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USS Tang (SS-306) was on her fifth war patrol when she came upon a Japanese convoy. On the morning of 24 October 1944 she had sunk three ships when she fired her 24th and last torpedo. That torpedo turned to the left, making a circular turn. Tang tried to clear the path of the torpedo, but was struck by her own torpedo and sank. Nine men survived, and spent the war as Prisoners of War. Signalman, Third Class Accardy was listed as missing in action and later declared dead 7 December 1945.

Service number: 8789732

Submarine war patrols: USS Tang (SS-306) - 5th

Presidential Unit Citation
For extraordinary heroism in action during her Fourth War Patrol against enemy Japanese shipping in the Honshu Area from July 31 to September 3, 1944, and her Fifth War Patrol in Formosa Straits, September 27 to October 24,1944. Boldly searching out the enemy through perilous coastline shoal waters to establish contact with a large hostile convoy, the USS Tang penetrated a heavy escort screen to launch a series of smashing torpedo attacks and sink five Japanese ships totaling 22,500 tons. With every surface unit vital to the enemy during accelerated hostilities pointing toward the crucial battle for Leyte Gulf, the Tang daringly challenged two large, well armed, heavily escorted convoys bound for the Philippines with reinforcements and supplies. Operating without support and in heroic defiance of severe countermeasures, she attacked relentlessly from all sides, waging furious battle against terrific odds and climaxing her aggressive Fifth Patrol by sending every ship of both convoys to the bottom. A seaworthy fighting ship, handled brilliantly by her gallant officers and men, the Tang rounded out her previous distinguished record of achievement by her crushing blows against the enemy's power to wage war, therefore materially furthering the vital operations to control the Pacific and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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USS Tang (SS-306)
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USS Tang (SS-306)
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USS Tang (SS-306)

Frazee, Murray Bennett, CAPT, (1939-1966) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Enos, Fred Melvin, LTJG, (1943-1944) OFF 112X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Ballinger, William Franklin, CPO, (1928-1944) TM TM-0000 Chief Torpedoman
De Lapp, Marvin Verle, CPO, (1938-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hudson, Albert Leroy, CPO, (1934-1944) MO MO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Jones, Sidney William, CPO, (1932-1944) QM QM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Larson, Paul Lewis, CPO, (1937-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Parker, John Jefferson, CPO, (1929-1944) SD SD-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Culp, James Henry, CPO, (1936-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Weekley, Leland Stanford, CPO, (1939-1944) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kanagy, John Theodore, PO1, (1937-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
White, James Milton, PO1, (1934-1944) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Zofcin, George, PO1, (1941-1944) MO MO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Andriolo, Charles, PO2, (1942-1944) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Acquisiti, Raymond Joseph, PO1, (1942-1946) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer 2nd Class
Wadsworth, Charles Waite, PO3, (1942-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Coffin, Robert James, PO3, (1942-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fellicetty, Daniel Clyde, PO3, (1943-1944) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Key, John Andrew, PO3, (1943-1944) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Raiford, Rubin MacNeil, PO3, (1942-1944) Ck Ck-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Roberts, James Lester, PO3, (1942-1944) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Rector, Darrel Dean, PO3, (1941-1944) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Vaughn, Paul Benton, S1c, (1943-1944) COX COX-0000 Seaman First Class
Anthony, Homer, F1c, (1942-1944) FC FC-0000 Fireman First Class
Ericksen, Lawrence Hall, F1c, (1943-1944) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Gentle, Thomas Edison, F1c, (1943-1944) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman First Class
Ijames, Homer Wesley, S2c, (1944-1944) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Beaumont, Edward Huntley, LT, (1942-1944) Lieutenant
Springer, Frank Howard, LT, (1938-1944) OFF Lieutenant
Heubeck, John Henry, LTJG, (1942-1944) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kroth, Richard Jerome, LTJG, (1943-1944) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Wines, Paul Thornton, LTJG, (1942-1944) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Pearce, Basil Charles, ENS, (1943-1944) Ensign
O'Kane, Richard Hetherington, RADM, (1934-1957) Commander

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