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William Franklin Ballinger

William Franklin Ballinger

Silver StarBronze StarPurple Heart

Rank/Rate Chief Torpedomanís Mate
Service Number 380 63 06
Birth Date December 3, 1909
From Rosemead, California
Decorations Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Tang (SS-306)
Loss Date October 25, 1944
Location North end of Formosa Strait
Circumstances Sunk by circular run of own torpedo
Remarks William was born in Los Angeles, California.
His birth date is listed as December 3, 1908 in some sources.

Photo courtesy of Jack Jones, MSgt (ret), USAF, grandnephew.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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