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USS Robalo (SS-273)

 

The following men were lost while serving on USS Robalo (SS-273).  Four men survived her sinking, but died in captivity. 

If you are related to any one of these men, please contact us.

Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site.  Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.

For a brief history of the boat, please see The Loss of USS Robalo.

 
  Name Photo
1

James William Ackley

 Yes
2

John Billy Bailey

 Yes
3

Robert William Bell

 Needed
4

Jerome Peter Boehles

 Yes
5

Charles Edward Breeden

 Needed
6

Walter Allen Brereton

 Needed
7

Gilbert Brokman

 Needed

8

Columbus L. Cagle, Jr.

 Yes
9

Hubert Earl Carter

 Yes

10

Stephen John "Chico" Changary

 Yes
11

Edward Omer Clark

 Yes
12

Marvin D. R. Clifford

 Yes
13

Herman Marx Cooperman

 Needed
14

Stanley Norwood Cotterman

 Yes
15

Donald Clifford Cress

 Yes
16

Darrell Ellroy Dickerson

 Yes
17

Calvin Lee Dittman

 Yes

18

Wallace Lamont Downey

 Needed
19

James Louis Dvoracek, Jr.

 Yes

20

Lyle Franklin Ervin

 Yes
21

Charles Woodford Fell

 Yes
22

Dean Elwood Fink

 Yes
23

Arthur James Flanagan

 Yes
24

George Melvin Fondon

 Yes
25

John Joseph Fricker

 Yes
26

Herman John Gerdes, Jr.

 Yes

27

Elliott Gleaton, Jr.

 Yes
28

Kimball Elwood Graham

 Needed
29

Howard Leon Hamilton, Jr.

 Yes
30

James Francis Hart, Jr.

 Needed
31

Harley Truman Hood

 Yes
32

Jack Akers Hurst

 Yes

33

Holly Berry Ivey

 Yes
34

Nyle Milton Jackson

 Yes
35

William Edward Jambor

 Yes
36

Emil Herman Johnson

 Yes
37

Nathan Young Johnson

 Yes
38

William George Kesterson

 Needed
39

Manning Marius Kimmel

 Yes

40

Arthur Carl Konen

 Yes

41

Floyd George Laughlin*

 Needed
42

Richard Jeremiah Leahey

 Needed
43

John Warren LeFebvre

 Yes

44

Donald Judell Levy

 Yes

45

Denzel Walter Lovell

 Yes

46

Joseph Arnold Lutman

 Yes

47

Ray Eugene Martin

 Yes

48

Wallace Keet Martin*

 Yes
49

Marvin Jerome Marx

 Yes

50

William George Matthews

 Yes

51

Hugh Ferguson McKnight, Jr.

 Yes

52

Harvey Edward Nichols

 Needed
53

John Richard Niclas

 Needed
54

John Joseph O'Brien

 Yes

55

Edward Peter O'Rourke

 Yes

56

Edward Joseph Paw

 Yes

57

Billy Brite Phelps

 Yes
58

Mason Collie Poston*

 Yes

59

John Frederick Priddis

 Yes
60

Reginald John Proseus

 Yes

61

Harold Leon Ramsier

 Needed

62

Charles Alfred Root

 Yes
63

Stanley Joel Russell

 Yes
64

Stephen William Smith

 Needed
65

Walter Frank Sonemann

 Yes

66

Russell William Speener

 Yes
67

Samuel Elliot Spencer

 Yes
68

Herschel Paul Taylor

 Needed

69

Samuel Lombard Tucker*

 Yes
70

Harold Elmer Usealman

 Yes
71

Joseph Reinard VanDeurzen

 Yes
72

Elmer Grayson Varney

 Yes
73

Ciro Robert Virga

 Yes
74

Frederick Paul Vogel

 Yes
75 Dale Francis Wilkerson  Yes
76 Davie Lee Williams  Needed
77 Frederick Joseph Wilson  Yes
78 Roland Oliver Winnan  Yes
79 Sigmund Julius Wlodarczyk  Yes
80 Claude Eugene Wood, Jr.  Needed
81 Calvin Kenneth Zea  Yes

*Survived sinking, but died in captivity.

How to Submit Photos and Information

The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Robalo (SS-273)

to the State of North Dakota.

Submarines Lost in World War II

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