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Adams, Albert Wellington

Rank and Name, Baker Third Class Albert Wellington Adams.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Trout (SS-202), United States Navy.

 

Albert is born in 1920 in Rhode Island.

 

Father, Earl A. Adams.

Mother, Katharine F. Adams.

 

Albert enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 6223298.

 

Albert was KIA when his Sub probably sunk by depth charge attack by  ijn asashimo(Jap. Destroyer), on 29 Feb. 1944, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Albert is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

From information received from the Japanese since the close of the war, the following facts have been gleaned. On 29 February 1944, SAKITO MARU was sunk and another ship badly damaged in position 22° 40′ N, 131° 45′ E. TROUT is the only U.S. submarine which could have made an attack at this time in this position. Since TROUT did not report this action, it is assumed that she was lost during or shortly after this attack. [Editor’s note: As do most other accounts, this description of the eleventh patrol fails to point out that Trout intercepted an important convoy bringing the Japanese 29th Division to reinforce the garrisons on Saipan and Guam. By sinking Sakito Maru, Trout deprived the Marianas defenders of some 2,300 troops and all the equipment on board. See Clay Blair’s Silent Victory, 1975, page 564, or page 591 in the 2001 edition.]

In her first ten patrols, TROUT sank 23 enemy ships, giving her 87,800 tons sunk, and damaged 6 ships, for 75,000 tons. TROUT’s first patrol resulted in no enemy damage, but her second patrol was a most unusual one. She delivered ammunition from Pearl Harbor to Corregidor in January 1942. To compensate for the weight of ammunition delivered, she brought back as ballast 20 tons of gold, silver and securities which was delivered to Pearl Harbor, from where it was taken to Washington for safekeeping. Also during the patrol TROUT sank a medium freighter and a patrol craft. In the period from mid-March to mid-May 1942, TROUT conducted her third patrol in Empire waters. Here she sank a large tanker, three freighters and a gunboat, and damaged a large freighter. TROUT’s fourth patrol covered the period during which she was part of the forces defending Midway. She made no successful attacks here. The area south of Truk was the scene of TROUT’s fifth patrol; here she sank a transport and damaged an aircraft carrier.

 

USS Trout (SS-202) Submarine
Sub Memorial
Submarine Combat Patrol Insignia
Location Wreck
His rank Baker Third Class