Bigelow, Henry Forbes, Jr., ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USS Albacore (SS-218)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Clinton, MA
Last Address
Clinton, MA

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
North Village Cemetery - Lancaster, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

The USS Albacore (SS-218) began a patrol on October 24, 1944, and refueled at Midway Island on October 28th. There was no further contact with the boat after that date. Japanese records report a submarine exploding as the result of contact with a mine on November 7, 1944 and the Albacore was presumed lost on December 21st 1944. Ensign Bigelow was officially declared dead on December 13, 1945.
   
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Service number: 313151
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Japanese had established several strongholds in the Carolines. These included Truk, Yap, Pelelui, Anguar, and Ulithi. The Carolina Islands were the next objective for the United States Navy. With the Gilberts, Marshalls, and the Marianas in U.S. hands, the removal of Japanese bases in the Carolinas would clear the Japs out of the central Pacific, and open the doors for attacks on the Philippines, the Ryukyu Islands, and Japan proper.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Dec 11, 2018
   
Personal Memories
   
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  270 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Booth, Robert Douglas, PO2, (1943-1945)
  • Brewster, Donald, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Carter, Loyd, PO3, (1941-1945)
  • Catalano, Joseph, PO3, (1943-1945)
  • Cooper, Kenneth Winston, CPO, (1940-1960)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Crowell, Marshall Medford, F1c, (1943-1945)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Deschenes, Alfred Joseph, CPO, (1942-1970)
  • Dikel, Samuel, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Easter, Claude, PO2, (1942-1945)
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