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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Technician
Primary Unit
1958-1959, BT-0000, NAS Barbers Point
Service Years
1929 - 1959
BT-Boiler Technician
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Contact Info
Home Town
Boston MA / Gardena CA
Last Address
El Camino Memorial Park
San Diego, California

Date of Passing
Oct 27, 2007
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Chief Boilerman William Henry Kronberger

Six months after Pearl Harbor William Kronberger, fought in the Battle of Midway.

William Kronberger and his wife Marguerite Kronberger (1916-date), lived in Gardena CA. William Sr. spent 30 years in the Navy and was often overseas. When he returned from sea duty, the family moved to San Diego, where he was a drill instructor at the Naval Training Center.

William died in 2007 at the age of 96. His mother, who recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, lives in San Diego.

The family later moved to Bremerton, Wash., then Honolulu Hawaii, where William was stationed in the late 1950's.

William Kronberger, three of his brothers and his father spent a total of one hundred and sixty seven years serving in the navy. BTC William and BM1 Edward also retired with thirty years service. Richard retired as a Lt.Cdr with thirty years service. His brother Robert retired as a Commander with thirty-seven years service, and his father, Chief Warrant Officer Samuel Kronberger retired with forty years service.

Sam and two of William's brothers, Robert and Edward, were serving together on the USS West Virginia at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1958 they co-founded the PHSA, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

William Kronberger enlisted in the US Navy in 1929 and rose to the rank of Chief Boilerman.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1929, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CASchool Assignments - StaffNaval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)NAVSTA Bremerton
NAS Barbers Point
  1929-1929, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1930-1930, Boiler and Turbine School
  1940-1941, WT-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1947-1949, BT-0000, (BT) Boiler Technician B School (Staff)
  1954-1956, BT-0000, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1956-1957, BT-0000, NAVSTA Bremerton
  1958-1959, BT-0000, NAS Barbers Point
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1941-1945 World War II
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 27, 2007, Chief Boilerman William Henry Kronberger 1911-2007
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