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USS Sculpin (SS-191)

 

The following men were lost while serving on USS Sculpin (SS-191).  A number of men survived the sunking of Sculpin, but died while being transported from Truk to Japan when IJN Chuyo was sunk by USS Sailfish on December 3, 1943.

Please note that the location of Sculpin's loss, formerly listed on personal memorial pages as "North of Groluk Island near Truk," has been corrected to "North of Oroluk Island near Truk."

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 Sculpin.

 
  Name Photo
1

Nelson John Allen

 Yes
2

Eugenio Apostal

 Yes
3

Eugene Arnath

 Yes
4

Jerome Warren Baglien*

 Yes
5

Maximo Barrera*

 Yes
6

Edgar Melrose Beidleman, Jr.

 Yes
7

Fred George Bentsen

 Needed

8

Warren Rawling Berry*

 Yes
9

Arthur George Blum

 Yes

10

Bill Clinton Brannum*

 Yes
11

Thomas Vincent Brown*

 Needed
12

Robert William Carter*

 Needed
13

Kenneth Burl Clements

 Yes
14

Charles Steele Coleman

 Yes
15

Fred Connaway**

 Yes
16

John Philip Cromwell

 Yes
17

James Edwin Daylong

 Yes

18

Joseph Rollie Defrees, Jr.**

 Yes
19

Maurice Simon DeLisle*

 Yes

20

Donald Lawrence Diederich

 Yes
21

Henry Leonidas Elliott*

 Yes
22

George Roderic Embury**

 Yes
23

Wendell Max Fiedler

 Yes
24

Philip Joseph Gabrunas

 Yes
25

John Worth Gamel*

 Yes
26

George Goorabian

 Yes

27

Alexander Benjamin Guillot

 Yes
28

James Quinton Harper

 Yes
29

Richard Earl Hemphill

 Yes
30

Erwin Raymond Holland

 Needed
31

Gordon Everett Johnson

 Yes
32

Steve Kanocz

 Needed

33

John Bowers Kennon, Jr.*

 Yes
34

Harold Dewitt Laman*

 Yes
35

Clifford Joseph Lawton

 Yes
36

Stanley Wayne Maguire

 Yes
37

Grover Wade Marcus

 Yes
38

Merlin Guy Martin

 Yes
39

James William McCartney*

 Yes

40

John Francis McTavish

 Needed

41

Charles Edward Miller

 Needed
42

Weldon Edward Moore*

 Yes
43

Arnold Frank Moreton

 Needed

44

Robert Michael Morrilly*

 Yes

45

Elmon Truett Murray

 Yes

46

John Parr*

 Yes

47

William Henry Partin

 Yes

48

Charles Earl Pitser*

 Yes
49

Frank Salava

 Yes

50

Elmer Virgil Schnell

 Yes

51

Delbert Eugene Schroeder

 Needed

52

Dowdy Buel Shirley

 Yes
53

Charles Gold Smith, Jr.*

 Yes
54

Laroy Harold Smith

 Yes

55

James Thomas Suel

 Yes

56

John Barlow Swift

 Yes

57

Clifford Gene Taylor*

 Yes
58

Russel Hershel Taylor

 Yes

59

Henry VanBeest*

 Needed
60

Ellis Edward Warren

 Yes

61

Claiborne Hoyt Weade

 Yes

62

William Henry Welsh***

 Yes
63

Duane Joseph White*

 Yes

*Survived sinking, but died when Chuyo was sunk.
**Killed by gunfire before boat sank.
***Died in captivity.

The following USS Sculpin crew members survived the sinking and Prisoner of War camp.

1

Edward Niles Anderson

2

Cecil Eugene Baker

3

Joseph Nicholas Baker, Jr.

4

George Estabrook Brown, Jr.

5

Billie Minor Cooper

6

Leo Aage Eskildsen

7

Michael Thomas Gorman

8

William Herbert Haverland

9

Edwin Karl Frederick Keller

10

Harry Smith Milbourn, Jr.

11

Paul Louis Murphy

12

Leo W. Joseph Murray

13

Julius Grant Peterson

14

Edward Forest Ricketts

15

George Rocek*

16

John Paul Rourke

17

Herbert Joseph Thomas

18

Paul A. Todd

19

Harry Ford Toney

20

Eldon Wright

21

Robert Orlin Wyatt

*Sole Sculpin survivor of the Chuyo sinking.

How to Submit Photos and Information

The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Sculpin (SS-191)

to the State of Maine.

Submarines Lost in World War II

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