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Raymond J. Chrzan

Raymond J. Chrzan

Navy and Marine Corps MedalBronze Star

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 608 04 24
Birth Date November 24, 1923
From Morris Run, Pennsylvania
Decorations Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Bronze Star
Submarine USS Amberjack (SS-219)
Loss Date Survived the War
Remarks Due to an injury suffered just before Amberjack's final patrol, Raymond was not aboard the boat when she was lost.

Information courtesy of Frank Chrzan, son. Raymond transferred off the boat on January 26, 1943, and survived the War.  He was serving on USS Guardfish (SS-217) at the time Amberjack was lost. He died on May 30, 2006. Sources:  individual personnel files, National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, muster rolls of Amberjack and Guardfish, and direct contact with his son. Origin of discrepancy (74 men lost with Amberjack, which also includes Arthur Castles Beeman) found in Sub Losses (1963) and in Christley

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