Addy, Theodore Thomas, TM2c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Dorado (SS-248)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Lafayette, OH
Last Address
141 S Water St
Coshocton, OH

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Fairfield Cemetery - West Lafayette, Ohio
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(memorial marker)

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Commissioned into service in the summer of 1943, USS Dorado conducted shakedown and training operations off the New England region of northeastern United States. On 6 Oct 1943, she departed for the Panama Canal Zone for the ultimate destination of Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. On 12 Oct 1943, a US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft operating out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba detected an unidentified submarine and attacked her with three depth charges and one bomb; it was not clear whether the submarine was damaged; later in the patrol, the same aircraft encountered another submarine which fired on the aircraft. Later, an Allied convoy sailing through the region reported no contact with any friendly submarines. After Dorado had failed to arrive at the Panama Canal Zone on 14 Oct, air searches were launched, finding scattered oil slicks that later investigation found to be not of submarine fuel in nature. It was ultimately concluded that both of the submarine contacts that the US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft encountered on 12 Oct 1943 were indeed hostile (the second contact was later concluded to be German submarine U-214), and thus USS Dorado was most likely lost due to an accident or to a German naval mine.
TM2 Addy was among the crew listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
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King, Homer Lymon, PO1, (1939-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman First Class
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Stanford, Lee Carroll, CPO, (1937-1944) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Parr, Thomas Sherman, PO2, (1936-1943) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnigan, Otis Peyton, PO1, (1939-1943) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Peart, William Martin, PO1, (1939-1945) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Reed, Giles Russell, PO2, (1939-1943) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
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