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Howard Eugene McGilton

Howard Eugene McGilton

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 668 51 36
Birth Date February 10, 1924
From Kirksville, Missouri
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Loss Date October 11, 1943
Location In La Perouse Strait, Northern Japan
Circumstances Sunk by a combination of air attack and depth charging
Remarks The photograph was taken c. September 1940 in Kirksville, Missouri,
when Howard was 16 years old.

Photo courtesy of Chuck Mobley, cousin.  Information courtesy of Paul. W. Wittmer.

 

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