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John Henry Abel

John Henry Able (l)

J. H. Abel (left) with first-cousin Fredrick John Abel

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Torpedomanís Mate, First Class
Service Number 299 97 45
Birth Date February 5, 1920
From Aurora, Illinois
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Growler (SS-215)
Loss Date November 8, 1944
Location South China Sea
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack
Remarks  

Photo and information courtesy of  Fredrick John Abel, first-cousin, and Fredrick's grandson, Richard E. Abel.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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