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Robert Edgar Payne

Robert Edgar Payne

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Gunner's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 628 03 70
Birth Date June 16, 1920
From Kansas City, Missouri
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Herring (SS-233)
Loss Date June 1, 1944
Location Near Point Tagan, Matsuwa Island, Kuriles
Circumstances Sunk by gunfire from shore batteries
Remarks Robert's file in the National Archives lists his birth date
as January 11, 1920.

Photo and iinformation courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.  Additional information courtesy of Betty Delano, sister, and Mark Minnick. 

 

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