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Raymond John Van Eperen

Raymond John Van Eperen

 Bronze Star

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 300 60 41
Birth Date January 29, 1922
From Kimberly, Wisconsin
Decorations Bronze Star
Submarine USS Parche (SS-384)
Loss Date February 10, 1945
Location Enroute to Midway from patrol area
Circumstances Swept overboard while converting a fuel tank to a ballast tank
Remarks The National Archives spells his name "Van Eperson," but most other
sources, including his family and Parche's war patrol report, spell it
"Van Eperen."

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.  Additional information courtesy of Dale Mielke, shipmate.

 

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