Rank and Name, Baker Third Class Mack Eugene Steele.
Unit/Placed in, USS Neches (OA-5) Fuel Ship, United States Navy.
Mack is born on 21 Feb. 1921 in Illinois.
Father, Mont R. Steele.
Mother, Mary Elisabeth (Valentine) Steele.
Sister(s), May Irene, Mayme Juanita, Daisy, Verda C. Zelma, Iva Josephine and Ina Lou Steele.
Brother(s), Paul, John Winnette, Wilmer William, Thomas Addison, Franklin Isaac and Jack Steele .
Mack enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 03372907.
Mack was KIA when headed to refuel the USS Lexington, the lookout detected the Japanese Submarine I-72wich made her sunk on 23 January 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Mack is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/
Military Recovery, https://www.dpaa.mil/
I-71/I-171 – Depth-charged off Buka Island on 1 February 1944 by USS Guest and USS Hudson.