|Birth: ||May 14, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1944, China|
Charles Andriolo RT2c enlisted in the US Navy and volunteered for the Submarine Service during WWII.
He was assigned to the USS Tang (SS 306) commanded by CDR R. H. O'Kane.
On the night of October 24, 1944 the USS Tang was finishing off a record war patrol and she had attacked a convoy. O'Kane was going to fire her last two torpedoes at a crippled Japanese merchant ship and then head for home. The last torpedo fired went erratic and made a circular run striking the Tang in the stern. Out of 87 Tang crew members only 9 men escaped from the submarine, Charles Andriolo was not one of the 9. Andriolo was on lookout duty, standing in the periscope shears when the Tang was struck by the torpedo, he went down with the Tang possibly stuck in the shears. He is now on Eternal Patrol in the Formosa Strait near Turnabout Island.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy Commendation Medal.
Sailor rest our oar.
Note: Entered the service from Massachusetts. Body lost at sea.
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Still aboard the Tang, on eternal patrol
Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Mar 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25055591
A true American Hero!|
Added: Mar. 4, 2008