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Lloyd Bronzia Maness

Lloyd Bronzia Maness

Silver Star 

Rank/Rate Chief Electricianís Mate
Service Number 261 87 17
Birth Date April 27, 1916
From Greensboro, North Carolina
Decorations Silver Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Growler (SS-215)
Loss Date November 8, 1944
Location South China Sea
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack
Remarks Lloyd born in Clinton, North Carolina.
He was one of the heroes of the sinking of USS Squalus (SS-192). His quick action in closing the watertight door in the after battery compartment against the on-rush of water required extraordinary strength, and saved the lives of 32 men.

Remarks courtesy of William Hagendorn.

 

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