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John Parr

John Parr

 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Radarman, Third Class
Service Number 554 57 57
Birth Date August 25, 1925
From Billings, Montana
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks John 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 and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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