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Charles Henry Ratnecht

Charles Henry Ratnecht

Purple Heart 

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 808 72 09
Birth Date January 15, 1923
From South Ozone Park, New York
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Growler (SS-215)
Loss Date November 8, 1944
Location South China Sea
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack
Remarks Charles was born in Oakdale, Connecticut.

Photo and information courtesy of William Hagendorn.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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