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Jack Gifford Ehlerding

Jack Gifford Ehlerding

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Radioman, First Class
Service Number 272 52 75
Birth Date March 26, 1923
From Pensacola, Florida
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Trout (SS-202)
Loss Date February 29, 1944
Location 22 40'N x13145' E in Philippines Basin
Circumstances Probably sunk by depth charge attack
Remarks Jack was born in Polk County, Minnesota. 
His nickname was "Ding Ding."

Photo courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.  Information courtesy of Marc Ward and Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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