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Ralph Oley Tyler

Ralph Oley Tyler

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 321 77 33
Birth Date May 2, 1921
From Oelwein, Iowa
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Loss Date October 11, 1943
Location In La Perouse Strait, Northern Japan
Circumstances Sunk by a combination of air attack and depth charging
Remarks Ralph was born in Arlington, Iowa.

Photo and information courtesy of Mel J. Garetson, nephew.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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