Chewning, William Murray, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, 117X, USS Corvina (SS-226)
Service Years
1941 - 1943

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marblehead, MA
Last Address
Coolidge Rd
Marblehead, MA
(Wife~Betsy Johnson Chewning)

Casualty Date
Nov 16, 1943
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (Cenotaph)

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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Corvina (SS-226)
  1943-1943, 117X, USS Corvina (SS-226)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 USS Corvina (SS-226)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1937-1941, United States Naval Academy4
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 17, 2013, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Clearing New London, Connecticut, on 18 September 1943, Corvina arrived at Pearl Harbor on 14 October. She put out from Pearl Harbor on her maiden war patrol 4 November, topped off her fuel tanks at Johnston Island two days later, and was never heard from again.

Her assignment had been a dangerous one: to patrol as closely as possible to the heavily guarded stronghold of Truk and to intercept any Japanese sortie endangering the forthcoming American invasion of the Gilbert Islands. Japanese records report that Japanese submarine I-176 launched three torpedoes at an enemy submarine south of Truk on 16 November, claiming two hits which resulted in the explosion of the target. Her loss with her crew of 82 was announced 14 March 1944, making Corvina the only American submarine to be sunk by a Japanese submarine in the entire war.
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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWWII Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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