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Maurice Simon DeLisle

Maurice Simon DeLisle

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Machinist's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 312 44 84
Birth Date March 24, 1922
From Detroit, Michigan
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks Maurice survived the sinking of his boat, but was killed while being transported aboard Chuyo from Truk to Japan when it was sunk by USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's name "Groluk."

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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