Sorensen, Vernon Frederick, LT

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Last Rank
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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1943, USS Triton (SS-201)
Service Years
1940 - 1943

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Seattle, WA
Last Address
Seattle, WA

Casualty Date
Mar 15, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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Last Known Activity

USS Triton (SS-201) began her final war patrol on 16 February 1943. After a series of Successful attacks early in March, she reported attacking a convoy on 15 March and was being depth charged. This was the last communication from the Triton. Post- war examination of Japanese records indicates that they had sunk a submarine slightly northwest of Triton's reported position. Lieutenant Sorensen was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 9 April 1944.

Service number: 087692

Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Division: United States Submarine
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 316 (July 1943)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Vernon F. Sorensen, United States Navy, for heroic conduct as Torpedo Control Officer of a United States Submarine during a highly successful war patrol during World War II. Through the prompt and accurate operation of the torpedo fire control equipment and the excellent performance of control personnel under the command of Lieutenant, Junior Grade Sorenson, the submarine succeeded in delivering a fatal torpedo attack on a Japanese destroyer leader of 1,700 tons.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Triton (SS-201)
  1940-1941, 13th Naval District
  1941-1943, USS Triton (SS-201)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS Triton (SS-201)
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The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenWWII Memorial National Registry
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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