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Harold Dewitt Laman

Harold Dewitt Laman

 

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 279 73 61
Birth Date March 5, 1922
From Lima, Ohio
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 Harold 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 courtesy of Jerry L. Redman, brother.

 

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