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John Witte Bogert

John Witte Bogert

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 707 50 41
Birth Date January 6, 1922
From Clifton, New Jersey
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Barbel (SS-316)
Loss Date February 4, 1945
Location Approximately 7 49.5' N x 116 47.5' E
Circumstances Sunk by air attack
Remarks John also served on USS R-4 (SS-81) and USS Apogon (SS-308).
He was entitled to wear the American Area Campaign Medal,
the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal,
the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Battle Stars,
the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Battle Star, and
the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

Photo and information courtesy of Christina Bogert DePonte, niece.  Submitted by Jim Converse.

 

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