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Claire Cornwell Poole

Claire Cornwell Poole

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Lieutenant
Service Number O-100368
Birth Date January 1, 1918
From Bennett, Colorado
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Pompano (SS-181)
Loss Date September 17, 1943
Location Off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan
Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
Remarks Claire was born in Truman, Minnesota.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

Claire is mistakenly omitted from the listings of men lost with Pompano in some sources, notably the 1963 edition of U.S. Submarine Losses - World War II.

 

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