Addy, Theodore Thomas, TM2c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1943, TM-0000, USS Dorado (SS-248)
Service Years
1940 - 1943
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Lafayette, OH
Last Address
141 S Water St
Coshocton, OH

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fairfield Cemetery - West Lafayette, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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Last Known Activity

Commissioned into service in the summer of 1943, USS Dorado conducted shakedown and training operations off the New England region of northeastern United States. On 6 Oct 1943, she departed for the Panama Canal Zone for the ultimate destination of Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. On 12 Oct 1943, a US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft operating out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba detected an unidentified submarine and attacked her with three depth charges and one bomb; it was not clear whether the submarine was damaged; later in the patrol, the same aircraft encountered another submarine which fired on the aircraft. Later, an Allied convoy sailing through the region reported no contact with any friendly submarines. After Dorado had failed to arrive at the Panama Canal Zone on 14 Oct, air searches were launched, finding scattered oil slicks that later investigation found to be not of submarine fuel in nature. It was ultimately concluded that both of the submarine contacts that the US Navy PBM Mariner aircraft encountered on 12 Oct 1943 were indeed hostile (the second contact was later concluded to be German submarine U-214), and thus USS Dorado was most likely lost due to an accident or to a German naval mine.
 
TM2 Addy was among the crew listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
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December / 1941
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May / 1942

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The Philippines Campaign (Filipino:Labanan sa Pilipinas (1941–1942)) or the Battle of the Philippines was the invasion of the Philippines by Japan in 1941–1942 and the defense of the islands by Filipino and United States forces.

The defending forces outnumbered the Japanese invaders by 3 to 2, but were a mixed force of non-combat experienced regular, national guard, constabulary, and newly created Commonwealth units; the Japanese used their best first-line troops at the outset of the campaign. The Japanese 14th Army also concentrated its forces in the first month of the campaign, enabling it to swiftly overrun most of Luzon.

The Japanese high command, believing they had won the campaign, made a strategic decision to advance by a month their timetable of operations in Borneo and Indonesia, withdrawing their best division and the bulk of their airpower in early January 1942. This, coupled with the decision of the defenders to withdraw into a defensive holding position in the Bataan Peninsula, enabled the Americans and Filipinos to successfully hold out for four more months.
   
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December / 1941
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December / 1941
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  136 Also There at This Battle:
  • Demarais, Russell Wilfred, CPO, (1933-1945)
  • Emerick, Kenneth, PO2, (2004-2008)
  • Lowe, Mason, CAPT, (1936-1963)
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