Cunningham, Edwin Harvie, III, MoMM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MO-0000-Motor Machinist/Oiler
Last Rating/NEC Group
Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
Primary Unit
1942-1944, MO-0000, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1934 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Newport News
Last Address
Bowling Green, Va

Casualty Date
Feb 29, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
USS Trout (SS-202)
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesSubmarine Veterans of WW IIMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1944, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

USS Trout (SS-202)/USS TROUT (SS-202) 3rd War Patrol
From Month/Year
March / 1942
To Month/Year
May / 1942

She is ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1942
To Month/Year
May / 1942
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories

3rd patrol ? into Japanese watersThe submarine's third war patrol, conducted from 24 March to 17 May 1942 took her to Japanese home waters. On 9 April, Trout was patrolling between Ichie-Zaki and Shioni-Misaki when she sighted two small cargo ships. She launched two torpedoes at each target, but all missed. The next day, she launched one torpedo at a small steamer and missed again. On 11 April, she attacked a large freighter with two torpedoes. One hit the target but did not sink it. Between 16 April and 23 April Trout provided cover for the Doolittle Raid task force. Finally, on 24 April, the submarine hit a 10,000 ton tanker with two torpedoes off Cape Shiono, and it headed for the beach. A sweep of the periscope showed a cargo ship going to the aid of the tanker. Trout launched one torpedo and missed. She then closed to 500 yards (460 m) and fired another torpedo that hit with a tremendous explosion. When last seen, the cargo ship, too, was heading for shallow water. Four days later, the submarine attacked a 1,000 ton patrol vessel or minesweeper with a torpedo which sank it in two minutes. On 30 April, Trout attacked two ships off Shimo Misaki but missed both. On 2 May, the submarine sank the 5014 ton cargo ship Uzan Maru. Two days later, she fired a spread of two torpedoes at what was thought to be a freighter. The first torpedo missed, but the second hit forward of the bridge, sinking the converted gunboat Kong˘san Maru. The submarine was then subjected to a six-hour depth charge attack before she could clear the area.

Trout received her second Presidential Unit Citation for this patrol.

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