Edwards, Houston Ernest, CEM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, EM-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1917 - 1944
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Speedwell, TN
Last Address
199 Madison St
Portsmouth, NH

Casualty Date
Jul 10, 1944
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
Knoxville National Cemetery - Knoxville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot A-5693, Row 25

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Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Japanese air attacks on US vessels in Cavite
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
December / 1941

Japanese air attack on USS PEARY (DD-226), USS SEADRAGON (SS-194),USS SEALION (SS-195),USS BITTERN (AM-36)in Cavite, Philippines
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
December / 1941
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories

At the outbreak of hostilities, Perch - commanded by David A. Hurt - was in Cavite Navy Yard. She took part in the rush to clear the Navy Yard on 10 December and watched, at close range, the destruction of Cavite by bombers. That night, Perch slipped through the Corregidor minefields and scouted between Luzon and Formosa (Taiwan) in search of targets. Failing to detect any, she shifted to an area off Hong Kong, and on Christmas night, launched four torpedoes at a large merchantman, all missing. A few days later, she torpedoed a merchantman. Enemy escorts prevented Perch from observing the kill.

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  46 Also There at This Battle:
  • Parsons, Jr., Charles, CDR, (1929-1948)
  • Ralston, Frank, CAPT, (1935-1969)
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