61 Joe Lewis Spratt, Wolf Creek, Tennessee

61 Joe Lewis Spratt, Wolf Creek, Tennessee

Joe Lewis Spratt

Joe Lewis Spratt
Joe Lewis Spratt

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

Service Number:    295 96 01

Birth Date:    August 7, 1923

From:    Wolf Creek, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Albacore (SS-218)

Loss Date:    November 7, 1944

Location:    Near 41° 49’N x 141° 11’E, off northern Japan

Circumstances:    Sunk by a mine

Remarks:    Photo courtesy of Jack Spratt, nephew, via Jim Converse. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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