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Clifford Perske

Clifford Perske

 

Rank/Rate Lieutenant, Australian Army
Service Number QX22425
Birth Date May 3, 1917
From Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
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Submarine USS Bream (SS-243)
Loss Date April 4, 1945
Location Sourabaya, Java
Circumstances Captured and executed
Remarks LT Perske and LT John Sachs were part of Z Special Unit, an
Australian Army group that performed special operations. They
were carried aboard BREAM, and did not return from a "folboat"
(2 man canoe) attack.  Post-War records show that they were
captured during a raid off Great Masalambo Island and taken to
Java, where they were executed.

Information courtesy of Dr. Michael Sturma.

 

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