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Kimmel, Manning Marius

Date of death:
July 26th, 1944
Mentioned on:
American Cemetery and Memorial Manila
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Rank: Lieutenant Commander. MIA

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
U.S.S. Drum (SS-228), U.S. Navy
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Commander [then Lieutenant] Manning Marius Kimmel (NSN: 0-74869), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in combat while serving aboard the U.S.S. DRUM (SS-228) during War Patrols of that Submarine in enemy-controlled waters during World War II. During three extensive war patrols in enemy waters and despite determined enemy opposition he courageously and skillfully performed his duties as Diving Officer and thus assisted materially in the sinking of an important amount of Japanese shipping. His excellent judgment and coolness under fire contributed in a large measure to the success of the ship. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 33
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant Commander
Unit:
U.S.S. Robalo (SS-273), U.S. Navy
Purple Heart

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