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William Walter Bower

William Walter Bower William Walter Bower

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Lieutenant
Service Number O-161175
Birth Date August 17, 1917
From Hammond, Indiana
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Albacore (SS-218)
Loss Date November 7, 1944
Location Near 41 49'N x 141 11'E, off northern Japan
Circumstances Sunk by a mine
Remarks William was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was also entitled to wear:
The Presidential Unit Citation with bronze star,
The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal,
The WWII Victory Medal, and
The Submarine Combat Pin.

Photo on the left courtesy of the family of LT Bower. The photo on the right was taken by Bill Bower's friend, CDR Clement E. O'Brien, while serving on the Albacore on one of his 8 war patrols on the boat.  Information courtesy of William W. Bower Jr., son. 


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