32 James Doran Smith, Rockwood, Tennessee

32 James Doran Smith, Rockwood, Tennessee

James Doran Smith

James Doran Smith
James Doran Smith

Rank/Rate:    Lieutenant, Junior Grade

Service Number:    O-161155

Birth Date:    November 11, 1915

From:    Rockwood, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Corvina (SS-226)

Loss Date:    November 16, 1943

Location:    Just south of Truk

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by Japanese submarine I-176

Remarks:    Photo shows James before his commissioning.  Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS CORVINA (SS-226)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Corvina (SS-226)

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