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Abel, John Henry

Rank and Name, Torpedo Man’s Mate First Class John Henry Abel.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Growler (SS-215) Submarine,United States Navy.


John is born in 1920 in Aurora, Illinois.


Father, John Abel.

Mother, Anna H. Abel.


 John enlisted the service in Illinois with service-number # 2999745.


Charles was KIA the Sub probably got hit by depth charges from Japanese Vessels on Nov. 8, 1944, Torpedo’s Mate First Class John H. Abel is honored with a  Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to https://www.oneternalpatrol.com/abel-j-h.htm Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

USS Growler (SS-215) Submarine
John H. Abel left and Cousin Frederick J. Abel
His rank Torpedo's Man Mate First Class