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Clifford Gene Taylor

Clifford Gene Taylor

 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Radioman, Third Class
Service Number 382 25 03
Birth Date May 10, 1922
From Whittier, California
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 Clifford was born in Glendale, California. 
He 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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