Addington, Norman Eston, Jr., FC3c

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Last Rank
Fire Controlman 3rd Class
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1943-1944, FC-0000, USS Hoel (DD-533)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
FC-Fire Controlman

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grand Rapids, MI
Last Address
Grand Rapids, MI

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Samar
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Norman was on this USS Hole from the time of Commissioning in July 1943 till the sinking and his death in Oct 25, 1944. collection of US Navy Muster Reports reflects his arrival and advancement on the ship for almost every month between these dates.

Oct 25, 1944 The USS Hole DD-533 
When the Japanese Navy counter-attacked to produce the decisive Battle of Leyte Gulf, she was operating north of Leyte. A powerful enemy surface force encountered her task group east of Samar on the morning of 25 October, and Hoel and other destroyers valiantly attacked them with guns and torpedoes in order to cover the escort carriers' retreat. Though Hoel was sunk in this Battle off Samar, with the loss of nearly three-quarters of her crew, one which was Norman Eddington, Jr, her sacrifice helped to save all but one of the escort carriers and to deflect the Japanese from their mission of attacking the Leyte invasion force.
Promted from Seaman 1st Class Firecontrolman (S1c fc) to Fire Controlman Ranger Finder 3rd class petty officer (FCR3c) on 1 June 1944.

Memorial Monuments At: 
Fort William McKinley / Fort Bonifacio
Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines

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