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John Francis Purcell

John Francis Purcell

 

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, First Class
Service Number 650 15 08
Birth Date April 23, 1915
From Maplewood, New Jersey
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Submarine USS S-28 (SS-133)
Loss Date July 4, 1944
Location Off Hawaii
Circumstances Foundered during training
Remarks John was a son of James and Catherine Purcell of Scranton,
Pennsylvania, who were originally from Ballycastle, County Mayo,
Ireland. He had two siblings, Joseph and James. He married his
wife, Anne, in June 1940 in Maplewood, New Jersey. John was
a graduate of Penn State University and in civilian life was a Science
and Math teacher. He was apparently known as Frank to his friends.

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.  Remarks courtesy of John Brennan
of Dublin, Ireland.

 

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