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John Fritz Sachs

John Fritz Sachs

 

Rank/Rate Lieutenant, Australian Army
Service Number NX9629
Birth Date October 4, 1913
From Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Decorations Military Medal (Australia)
Submarine USS Bream (SS-243)
Loss Date April 4, 1945
Location Sourabaya, Java
Circumstances Captured and executed
Remarks LT Sachs and LT Clifford Perske 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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