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George Kaplafka

George Kaplafka

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 245 70 40
Birth Date October 21, 1925
From Shaft, Pennsylvania
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 George was born in Upper Shaft, Pennsylvania.

Photo courtesy of Annette Kaplafka, niece, via Norm Rutan.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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