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Edward John Barton

Edward John Barton

Silver Star Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Chief Torpedoman's Mate
Service Number 206 82 61
Birth Date March 31, 1907
From Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Decorations Silver Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Triton (SS-201)
Loss Date March 15, 1943
Location Between Rabaul and Shortlands Basin
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack

Edward was born in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Silver Star Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Chief Torpedoman Edward J. Barton (NSN: 2068261), United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy in the line of his profession as leading Torpedoman on four successive submarine war patrols in the U.S.S. TRITON (SS-201) in 1942 and 1943. Through his courage and skill his Commanding Officer was able to inflict serious damage on the enemy. On one occasion his immediate action in opening the outer door of a tube in which a torpedo was making a hot run prevented serious damage to the tube and to the submarine. This action was indicative of the quick thinking and fearless action which he has displayed in all emergencies. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.


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