36 Claude William Roberts, Knoxville, Tennessee

36 Claude William Roberts, Knoxville, Tennessee

Claude William Roberts

Claude William Roberts
Claude William Roberts

Rank/Rate           Motor Machinist’s Mate, First Class

Service Number 295 38 90

Birth Date           July 12, 1918

From     Knoxville, Tennessee

Decorations        Purple Heart

Submarine          USS Capelin (SS-289)

Loss Date             December 2, 1943

Location               Off Celebes possibly off Kaoe Bay

Circumstances   Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks              Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer and Christopher Secrest.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS CAPELIN (SS-289)

Find a Grave Memorial: MoMM1 Claude William Roberts (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Capelin (SS-289)


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