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Maximo Barrera

Maximo Barrera

 

Rank/Rate Cook, First Class
Service Number 110 65 03
Birth Date June 8, 1898
From Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippine Islands
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks Maximo survived the sinking of his boat, but was killed while being
transported aboard Chuyo from Truk to Japan when it was sunk
by USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's name
"Groluk."

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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