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Gravatt, Albert C.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 12:46:47

Gravatt, Albert C.

Traer, IA

Serial No: 8590791

Born: Dec 3, 1919

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Roy C. Gravatt

Entered Navy: Jan 21, 1943

Training in US: NTS, Great Lakes, IL; NATTC, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL; US Submarine Base, New London, CT

Left for Sea Duty: Mare Island, CA on Jan 20, 1944; arrived Pearl Harabor, Hawaii on Jan 26, 1944. Assigned Combat Submarine Div. 42, USS Archerfish

Sent to Front: Oct 30, 1944 as member of crew USS Archerfish

Engagements: 5th and 6th War Patrols of the USS Archerfish

Medals-Ribbons: Presidential Unit Citation with 1 Star, American Area, Asiatic-Pacific, Submarine, Combat Insisgnia with 1 Star, Victory, Philippine Liberation with 1 Star

Returned to US: Pearl Harbor, Mar 7, 1945; arrived Hunters Point, CA on Mar 13, 1945

Discharged Camp Shoemaker, CA on Jan 13, 1946

Rating: MMM3/c

Months in Service: In US, 22; overseas, 14

On the 5th War Patrol a Japanese Aircraft Carrier of 18,000 tons was sunk off Tokyo Bay for which the Presidential Unit Citation was received. On the 6th War Patrol a Japanese submarine was sunk.

Present Occupation: Mechanic

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: Albert C. is buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. AlbertŐs fatherŐs name, listed above as Roy, may be Leroy. Buckingham Cemetery records are online.


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