88 Henry Roy Black, Jr. | Johnson City, Tennessee

88 Henry Roy Black, Jr. | Johnson City, Tennessee

Henry Roy “Pete” Black, Jr.

Rank/Rate:    Signalman First Class

Service Number:   295 50 15

Birth Date:    September 4, 1921

From:    Greencastle, PA

Resided in Johnson City, TN at time of enlistment

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Ship:    USS Shark (SS-314)

Date of Death:    October 24, 1944

Location:    Between Hainan and Bashi Channel

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by depth charge attack.

Remarks:    Information courtesy of Audry Nicholson, half-sister.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS Shark (SS-314)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Shark (SS-314)

Find a Grave Memorial: Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Return to Lost Tennessean Roster

“They fought together as brothers in arms; they died together and now they sleep side by side…To them, we have a solemn obligation — the obligation to ensure that their sacrifice will help make this a better and safer world in which to live.”

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz


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