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Howard Firth

Howard Firth

 Prisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Chief Machinist's Mate
Service Number 320 85 76
Birth Date October 15, 1913
From San Diego, California
Decorations Prisoner of War Medal
Submarine USS Sealion (SS-195)
Date of Death August 9, 1942 (uncertain)
Location Cabanatuan, Prison Camp #3, Philippine Islands
Circumstances Captured while aboard USS Fisheries II after Sealion was scuttled; died of dysentery
Remarks Howard was born in Kirkwood, Nebraska. He is not included with the men lost with Sealion in many sources.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer and David Wright.

 

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