Gressman, George Arthur, 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
1944-1945, MO-0000, USS Seadog (SS-401)
Service Years
1940 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler
One Hash Mark

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Eugene Claude Ipox, Jr., TM1 to remember Gressman, George Arthur, PO1.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Raleigh, NC

Date of Passing
Feb 27, 2013
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW IITarheel Base
  1999, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1999, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Tarheel Base (Member) (Greensboro, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Our shipmate, George A. Gressman, 95, a Submarine Veteran of WWII and a Tarheel Base member who lived off Creedmoor Road in Raleigh, NC departed on his eternal patrol on Wednesday, 27 Feb 13. He wished not to have any services. His body was to be cremated, and then his ashes will be taken back out to sea by a submarine from Norfolk, VA at a later date.

George was born on 06/23/17.

George qualified in submarines in 1940 onboard USS R-14 (SS-91). He also served on USS S-24 (SS-129), USS O-9 (SS-70), USS Spearfish (SS-190), and USS Sea Dog (SS-401). He served on active duty 1939 - 1946, achieving the rank of MOMM1(SS).

George’s oar is at rest.

George’s daughter, Susan K. Lynch and her husband Brian, who live in Raleigh, joined us for breakfast with us at the Golden Corral in Cary on Saturday, 9 March 2013 and were presented with our traditional Book of Remembrance and WWII bronze marker. 38 Subvets also attended this breakfast.

The message below, although addressed to your Chaplain, is intended for all North Carolina Subvets:

"Dear Chaplain Bill: We do not have the words to say how much Brian and I appreciate your invitation to breakfast. It is an event Brian and I will always remember.

"The last few months have been very difficult. Meeting you and all the Subvets could not have come at a better time.

"You all are a wonderful group and we are grateful for your service and your friendship.

"Thank you again for the Book of Remembrance and plaque...two very special gifts.

"Most sincerely.

"Susan & Brian Lynch"

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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
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September / 1945

The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
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From Month/Year
January / 1942
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September / 1945
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SS-129, BB-32, AM-28, SS-91, SS-276, SS-190, SS-401

Units Participated in Operation

USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103)

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  665 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Lawrence, PO2, (1940-1947)
  • Atkins, Ozell, LCDR, (1943-1946)
  • Bailey, Gerald, PO3, (1944-1946)
  • Beckwith, Elmer, CPO, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Beyeler, Matthew David, PO3, (1944-1952)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, (2005-2007)
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