28 Olin Jacobs, Elizabethton, Tennessee

28 Olin Jacobs, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Olin Jacobs

Olin Jacobs
Olin Jacobs

Rank/Rate:    Motor Machinist’s Mate, First Class

Service Number:    295 50 32

Birth Date:    September 26, 1917

From:    Elizabethton, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Wahoo (SS-238)

Loss Date:    October 11, 1943

Location:    In La Perouse Strait, Northern Japan

Circumstances:    Sunk by a combination of air attack and depth charging

Remarks:    Olin was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina.  Photo courtesy of his widow via Charles Lipford.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS WAHOO (SS-238)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Wahoo (SS-238)

Find a Grave Memorial: MoMM1 Olin Jacobs (Honolulu Memorial). Olin Jacobs has a cenotaph at the family plot of Nave Cemetery, in Carter County Tennessee.

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