Hoffman, Eugene Joseph, TMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1943, TM-0000, USS Grayling (SS-209)
Service Years
1934 - 1943
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Topeka
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 09, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Philippines
Conflict
USS Grayling (SS-209)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Submarine War Patrols
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
Not Specified
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1941
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Nov 13, 2017
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Grayling returned to action in June as all available ships were pressed into service to oppose the Japanese advance on Midway Island. As part of Task Group 7.1, Grayling and her sister submarines were arranged in a fan-like reconnaissance deployment west of Midway, helping to provide knowledge of Japanese movements. During this deployment the Grayling was mistaken for a Japanese cruiser by Army Air Force B-17s which attacked her. A quick crash dive avoided damage.

As Naval planners established a submarine blockade of Truk in connection with the offensive in the Solomon Islands, Grayling began her third war patrol 14 July 1942 around the Japanese stronghold. She damaged a Japanese submarine tender 13 August, but was forced to return to Pearl Harbor 26 August by fuel leaks.

   
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  314 Also There at This Battle:
  • Azer, John, CAPT, (1928-1948)
  • Bernard, Lawrence, RADM, (1937-1971)
  • Betty, Charles, PO2, (1941-1945)
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