63 John Hobert Maddox, Cleveland, Tennessee

63 John Hobert Maddox, Cleveland, Tennessee

John Hobert Maddux

John Hobert Maddox

Rank/Rate:    Torpedoman’s Mate, First Class

Service Number:    295 54 24

Birth Date:    November 7, 1921

From:    Cleveland, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Growler (SS-215)

Loss Date:    November 8, 1944

Location:    South China Sea

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by depth charge attack

Remarks:    John was born in Charleston, Tennessee. His last name is listed as “Maddox” in some sources.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS GROWLER (SS-215)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Growler (SS-215)

Find a Grave Memorial: TM1 John Hobert Maddox (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial).  John Maddux has a cenotaph at the family plot at Fort Hill Cemetery in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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