|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1944, China|
Edwin F. Bergman RT1c enlisted the 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, Edward Bergman was not one of the 9. Unable to escape, he went down with the Tang and is now on Eternal Patrol in the Formosa Strait near Turnabout Island.
He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
Sailor rest our oar.
Note: Entered the service from Idaho.
Body lost at sea
Specifically: Stll aboard the USS Tang
Created by: Dave Jones
Record added: Mar 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25175573
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Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.Know the line has held, your job is done.Rest easy, sleep well.Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.Peace, peace, and farewell...|
Added: Aug. 1, 2009
Sailor rest your oar.|
Added: Mar. 10, 2008