Sullivan, Owen Joseph, 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, USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
MoMM - Motor Machinistmate/Oiler

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kittanning, PA
Last Address
Kittanning, PA

Casualty Date
Apr 18, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 2 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Gudgeon (SS-211) left on her 12th patrol 4 April 1944, checked in at Johnson Island on 7 April and was never heard from again. Her loss is a mystery. On 7 June 1944, she was officially declared lost and presumed lost. Motor Machinist's Mate First Class Sullivan was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.

Service number: 2343156

Submarine war patrols:
USS Triton (SS-201) - 4th
USS Gudgeon (SS-211) - 3rd through 12th

Presidential Unit Citation
For outstanding performance in combat during eight aggressive and brilliantly executed war patrols in enemy controlled waters since December 7, 1941. Fighting with remarkable prowess and daring, she achieved an illustrious combat record in the sinking of 19 Japanese ships, including one submarine, which totaled 133,957 tons, and in damaging three more ships totaling 13,944 tons. The superb efficiency and readiness for battle which enabled the Gudgeon to fulfill these vital missions reflects great credit upon her gallant officers and men and the United States Naval Service.

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USS Gudgeon (SS-211)/USS GUDGEON (SS-211) 8th War Patrol
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