|Birth: ||Apr. 22, 1913|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 1944, At Sea|
His remains were never recovered. There is a second memorial cenotaph for him with family members at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery. On July 10, 1937 as Manning Marius Kimmel, he married Agatha Gay Johnson at University, Virginia.
Lieut. Commander Manning M. Kimmel, age 31, son of Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, who was in command of Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack, and Dorothy Kinkaid Kimmel, was reported as overdue and presumed lost in action with his submarine, the USS Robalo and her crew of 65. The Navy Department announced the 1,525-ton submarine was missing from patrol on Wednesday, September 6, 1944. It was the 28th submarine and the 176th naval vessel lost since the war began. Lieut. Commander Kimmel was born in the District of Columbia and in June 1935 graduated from the United States Naval Academy. During his first three years after graduation he served on the battleship, USS Mississippi. In June 1938 he was assigned to submarine school at New London, Connecticut. Since his graduation from the school he was on submarine duty and was awarded a Silver Star for his part in the destruction of a significant amount of Japanese shipping.
He was assigned to the USS Robalo in March 1943. Before his command of the USS Robalo he was diving officer abroad the submarine USS Drum during three war patrols in enemy infested waters. Survivors included his wife, Agatha G. Kimmel of University, Virginia; one daughter, Agatha G. Kimmel; his parents of 2826 Twenty-seventh Street Northwest and two brothers, Lieut. Commander Thomas Kinkaid Kimmel who was on duty at sea and Edward Ralph Kimmel. His father, Admiral Kimmel was waiting court martial in connection with the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. In December 1944 Lieut. Commander Manning Kimmel was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. The citation accompanying the medal stated:
For distinguishing himself by meritorious and heroic conduct in action in the line of his profession as assistant approach officer of a United States submarine during her first and second war patrols in enemy controlled waters. During these two patrols she sank many thousands of tons of enemy shipping and damaged many additional thousands of valuable tons of enemy shipping. The assistance given by Commander Kimmel to his commanding officer and his coolness in the face of the enemy were invaluable and contributed greatly to the success of the ship during its first war patrols.
Sources: The Seattle Times, Wednesday, September 6, 1944; San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, September 7, 1944; The Evening Star, District of Columbia, Thursday, September 7, 1944 and Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, Monday, December 11, 1944.
Husband Edward Kimmel (1882 - 1968)
Dorothy Kinkaid Kimmel (1890 - 1975)
Manning Marius Kimmel (1913 - 1944)*
Manning Marius Kimmel (1913 - 1944)
Thomas Kinkaid Kimmel (1914 - 1997)*
Edward Ralph Kimmel (1921 - 2005)*
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: SLGMSD
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56776349