U.S. Army Lieutenant General Emmons decorates officers and men of the U.S. Submarine Trout
Pearl Harbor Hawaii USA Date:1942, March 18 Duration:3 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of trays containing silver stars and other U.S. military decorations. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Delos C. Emmons, commanding general of the Hawaiian department, decorates the officers and men of the submarine Trout in ceremonies held at Pearl Harbor, in recognition of their successful performance of a mission for the war department in enemy controlled waters. At the left is Lieutenant Commander Frank W. Fenno, captain of the Trout. Assisting the general is Lt. Col. E.B. Whisner, secretary of the general's staff. View of Army band and honor guards on dock. Navy officers in ranks behind Army Color Guard. Standard bearer carrying General's flag. Scene shifts again to deck of the USS Trout. The General's three-star flag flies from the Trout's mast. (Note: The mission of the Trout was to deliver anti-aircraft ammunition to the U.S. forces defending Corregidor. Fenno's sub was called on to deliver the ammunition because surface ships and aircraft were unable to penetrate the tight Japanese defenses. The mission was classified as "top secret." The USS Trout delivered the munitions and then brought back more than 6 tons of Philippine gold and 630 bags of silver, as ballast. Commander Fenno was awarded the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross, by the United States Army, and the officers and enlisted men of the Trout each received the Silver Star for successfully completing this unusual and dangerous mission. The USS Trout received a Presidential Unit Citation.)
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