60 Paul Benton Vaughn Jr, Lenoir City, Tennessee

60 Paul Benton Vaughn Jr, Lenoir City, Tennessee

Paul Benton Vaughn, Jr.

Paul Benton Vaughn Jr.
Paul Benton Vaughn Jr.

Rank/Rate:    Coxswain

Service Number:    845 66 76

Birth Date:    January 4, 1925

From:    Lenoir City, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Tang (SS-306)

Loss Date:    October 25, 1944

Location:    Formosa Strait near Turnabout Island

Circumstances:    Sunk by circular run of own torpedo

Remarks:     Photo courtesy of Claudia Vaughn, mother, via Claudia Harrell and Jim Converse.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS TANG (SS-306)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Tang (SS-306)

Find a Grave Memorial: Cox Paul Benton Vaughn Jr (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial)

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Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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