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Albert Kenneth Newsome

Albert Kenneth Newsome
A. K. Newsome (center)

Purple Heart Prisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Chief Machinist's Mate
Service Number 265 53 46
Birth Date February 13, 1909
From Ahoskie, North Carolina
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Submarine USS Perch (SS-176)
Loss Date April 6, 1945
Location Makassar Prisoner of War Camp, Celebes, Indonesia
Circumstances Died of Pellagra as a Prisoner of War
Remarks Photo is of the captured Perch crew on the deck of Japanese destroyer Ushio.  Some sources list his birth date as February 13, 1907.

Photo and information courtesy of Steve Moore.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

Albert Kenneth Newsome marker

Photo courtesy of Paul Newsome, cousin

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