USS GOLET (SS 361)

On Eternal Patrol

Keel Laid - January 27, 1943

Launched - August 1, 1943

Commissioned - November 30, 1943

 

USS Golet began her first patrol on March 18, 1944 off the Kuril Island chain, but the patrol was unsuccessful due to severe weather. When Golet  departed on her second patrol on May 28, 1944 a door of silence closed behind her and Golet was never heard from again. Golet was expected to return to Midway on July 12 or 13th. On July 9th a message was sent to her which required acknowledgement, but none came. Two days later a sharp lookout was posted at Midway for a submarine coming in without the ability to communicate. When no word was received and the sub had not returned by July 26, 1944, Golet was presumed lost.

Data from Japanese anti-submarine records indicate Golet was presumably the victim of a depth charging on June 14, 1944. The records mention the attack brought up corks, raft, debris, and a heavy pool of oil.

USS Golet returning from trials on Lake Michigan

USS GOLET Crew On Eternal Patrol

ENS Barlow, George Robert

EM2 Barnes, Elwin Charles

MOMM1 Barta, Richard Andrew

MOMM1 Bartz, Edward Ludwig

GM3 Beaulieu, Donald William

MOMM3 Belcher, Donald Lee

SM2 Bickham, Carl McCasland

RT1Blackburn, Edward Richard

MOMM3 Breunig, John Wilson

LTJG Brown, John Warren

CTMA Butor, Joseph Alfred

TM3 Carr, Allan Harold

LCDR Clark, James Seerley

EM3 Coram, William Melvin

QM1Danko, Robert Raymond

SM2 Davidson, Walter Dearl

MOMM2 Dowey, Clifton

S1 Earle, Vinton Jordan

MOMM2 Edwards, Willard Archie

MOMM2 Germann, LeRoy Leo

S2 Goetz, Herbert  C.

F1 Gormley, George Leonard

TM3 Greenhalgh, Joseph Frederick

MOMM3 Grumet, Stanley Erwin

MOMM1  Guest, Oliver Clark Jr.

RM3 Hanley, Robert Edward

TM3 Hardy, Robert Edwin

CEM Harville, Raymond Lavery

EM1 Hendley, George Donald

MOMM3 Hoffman, Robert Edward

FC2 Hughes, Elmer James

RM3 Humble, Jack Junior

TM2 Infalt, Robert William

LT Johnson, Clarence Herman

LTCDR Kane, Walter Maurice Kane Jr.

QM3 Kolbucar, John

S1 Koutsos, John Mike

EM3 Leinwand, Leo Richard Jr.

MOMM2 Leonard, Cecil Burton

S1 Lewis, George James

MOMM2 Lockwood, Glen Gordon

MOMM2 Lytle, Horace Paul

EM2 Martin, Clifford Leroy

STM1 McCulough William Evorn Jr.

LT McLaughlin, Harry Bland Jr.

CPHM Miller, Ernest Wade

EM2 Millhouse, Gilbert Lee

CFC Milus, Peter Paul

F1 Numair, Solomon Joseph

TM2 Parry, Michael

RM1 Peterson, Melvin Lars

EM3 Pinter, George Anthony

EM1 Porgrais, Frank Rudolph

MOMM1 Reichelt, Robert Charles

SC1 Rockwood, Arthur Judson

GM2 Rose, Julius

S2 Rymal, James Guy

LT Sadler, Walter Robert

MOMM1 Schlemmer, Arvale Elvin

MOMM3 Schramm, Ernest Ferdinand

CEMA Sederstrand, Clifford Edward

TM3 Sieracki, Eugene Felix

TM3 Simandl, Robert Anton

RM2 Smith, Donald Bruce Jr.

ST3 Sterling, George Jr.

CMOMMA Stone, Arthur Robert

EM2 Strout, John Clinton Jr.

MOMM1 Stull, William Gene

TM1 Sturdivan, Jess Elmer

MOMM1 Sutherland, Emil Horace

Y1 Swartzback, Woodrow Wilson

S1 Tarr, Alfred Horatio

TM2 Thompson, Roland Morris

SC2 Tinker, Raymond Beverly

LTDR Wadsworth, Alexander Scammel III

MOMM2 Walz, Raymond Robert

BM2 Wesley, John Harris

ENS White, Joseph Stanley

LT Whitney, Ernest Edward Jr.

TM1 Williams, Roy Edgar

TM2 Winkle, Walter Joseph

SC1 Wright, Homer Don