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MoMM3 Ernest F Schramm
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1922
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1944

Vidette Messenger – 03 Apr 1934
Fight fans are in for a night of real boxing on Thursday night. April 5, when Manager John Zawadskl, of this city, will stage a show at Elks' lodge assembly hall, featuring a coterie of local and Porter county battlers in 24 rounds of high class fisticuffs…
Ernest Schramm, one of the many Schramm brothers, will trade socks with Ralston Berrier, also of Valparaiso. Both boys will weigh 60 pounds.

Vidette Messenger – 21 Nov 1942
New address: Ernest F. Schramm, N6 A S, Co. 1578, U. S. N. T. S., Great Lakes, Ill. Letters—letters—letters to this young bluejacket. He really wants to hear from everyone. Address sent in by Mrs. Thomas Walsh.

Vidette Messenger – 03 Aug 1944 Pg1
Ernest Schramm, In Sub Service, Said Missing
Ernest F. Schramm, machinist mate, third class, USN, has been reported missing in action according to a telegram from the Navy department to his father Fred Schramm, 516 Riley road, East Chicago, Ind. There were no details.
Schramm, who was in the submarine service, was believed to be somewhere in the southwest Pacific. He attended high school at Valparaiso and was an apprentice machinist at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube company, East Chicago, previous to his enlistment in 1942.
The father of the 21-year-old sailor lived in Valparaiso until about 5 years ago, being employed at the McGill Manufacturing company.

USS Golet (SS 361) from The Navy Department Library
Enroute to her second patrol, Golet (Lieutenant Commander, J.S. Clark) left Midway on 28 May 1944, for the entire area off the northeast coast of Honshu. No word was heard from her after she departed Midway.

Golet was scheduled to depart her area on 5 July 1944, and was expected at Midway about 12 or 13 July. On 9 July 1944, she was sent a message which required an acknowledgment, but none came. On 11 July, a sharp lookout was posted at Midway for a submarine coming in without being able to transmit. By 26 July 1944, the ship had not returned, and it was reported as presumed lost.

In the reports covering Japanese antisubmarine attacks, made since war's end, one is recorded as having been made on 14 June 1944, at 41°S 04'N, 141-30'E. This attack is considered to explain Golet's loss, since the enemy, in his report, states, "On the spot of fighting we later discovered corks, raft, etc., and a heavy oil pool of 50 by 5,200 meters." Golet was credited with no sinkings or damage to enemy ships on her first patrol, conducted in the Kuriles, and the area south of Hokkaido and east of Honshu.
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  Fred Ferdinand Schramm (1883 - 1957)
Note: Entered the service from Indiana.
Honolulu Memorial *
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
*Cenotaph [?]
Maintained by: J Vallee
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56121680
MoMM3 Ernest F Schramm
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 Added: Nov. 11, 2012

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