50 John Rufus Haney, Medina, Tennessee

50 John Rufus Haney, Medina, Tennessee

John Rufus Haney

John Rufus Haney
John Rufus Haney

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

Service Number:    295 53 96

Birth Date:    December 23, 1914

From:    Medina, Tennessee


Submarine:    USS S-28 (SS-133)

Loss Date:    July 4, 1944

Location:    Off Hawaii

Circumstances:    Foundered during training

Remarks:    John was born in Lexington, Tennessee. Some sources list his birth date as December 23, 1915.  Photo and information courtesy of Barbara Haney Shepard, cousin. Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS S-28 (SS-133)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS S-28 (SS-133)

Find a Grave Memorial: MoMM1 John Rufus “JR” Haney (Honolulu Memorial). John Haney has a Cenotaph at the family plot in Centerville Cemetery in Medina, Tennessee.

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