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Dowdy Buel Shirley

Dowdy Buel Shirley

 

Rank/Rate Signalman, Third Class
Service Number 617 59 03
Birth Date January 26, 1925
From Annona, Texas
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 Dowdy was born in Shallowater, Lubbock County, Texas.

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

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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