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Elmer Virgil Schnell

Elmer Virgil Schnell

 

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 628 97 60
Birth Date March 12, 1921
From St. Crete, Nebraska
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks Elmer was born in Daykin, Nebraska.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's
name "Groluk."

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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