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William Frederick Reiland, Jr.

William Frederick Reiland, Jr. (center)

W. F. Reiland, Jr. (center) before receiving his commission as an officer

 Silver StarBronze StarPurple Heart

Rank/Rate Ensign
Service Number 0-415944
Birth Date April 14, 1920
From El Monte, California
Decorations Silver Star, Bronze Star with Gold Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Seawolf (SS-197)
Loss Date October 3, 1944
Location North of Morotai, between PI and Indonesia
Circumstances Sunk in error by USS Rowell
Remarks William was born in Flaxville, Montana.  He was Chief of the Boat
for Seawolf's 13th and 14th patrols, and was promoted to Ensign
just before the 15th patrol.

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

 

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