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James Northup Gerlach

James Northup Gerlach

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Fireman, First Class
Service Number 723 47 70
Birth Date August 25, 1925
From Toledo, Ohio
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Lagarto (SS-371)
Loss Date May 4, 1945
Location Off Malay coast near the Gulf of Siam
Circumstances Sunk by depth charge attack
Remarks James was born in Huntington, Indiana.

Photo courtesy of Ed Ball.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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