World War II: Eugene F. Hutchinson, U.S. Navy, Torpedoman’s Mate, 3C

US Navy Torpedoman's Mate 3C Eugene F. Hutchinson and his shipmates aboard the submarine Albacore are on "eternal patrol." Credits: William Duffy
The USS Albacore was lost to an enemy mine in the Pacific, Nov. 7, 1944. Credits: William Duffy

“All hands were lost.” Among them, Eugene F. Hutchinson.

Hutchinson, a U.S. Navy torpedoman’s mate, 3C,  served aboard the USS Albacore (SS-218).

The Albacore, a submarine credited with sinking eight Japanese ships during ten WWII patrols, was sunk on its 11th patrol by mines off North Hokkaido Island, Japan.

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On Oct. 24, 1944, Albacore left Pearl Harbor, arriving at Midway Island on Oct. 28 to top off her fuel tanks.  On Nov. 7, 1944 a Japanese patrol boat witnessed the explosion of a submerged submarine presumed to be Albacore.  Witnesses saw many items rise to the surface and the Albacore was never heard from again. 

Hutchinson and the entire crew were lost and all are said to be on “eternal patrol.”

This Fallen Hero grew up in Florida, but married Clark resident Gertrude Amon. The young couple moved to the Amon’s parents’ address on Westfield Avenue. 



Clark's Fallen Heroes profiles those 21 soldiers from Clark who died in service to their country. Author William Duffy’s research into Clark’s fallen heroes included such primary sources as United States military records kept at the National Archive, articles and reports from “The Elizabeth Daily Journal,” photographs, letters and, when possible, interviews with family members and friends of the deceased.

Find out more about William Duffy:    One Man’s Quest to Keep Alive the Memory of Clark’s War Dead

The series runs daily through Memorial Day, 2017.  Click for an index of stories. 


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