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Altherr, Charles Raymond

Rank and Name, Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Charles Raymond Altherr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Harder (SS-257) Submarine, United states Naval Reserve.


Charles is born approx. on April 4, 1923 in Wellston, Ohio.

Father, Cecil V. Altherr.

Mother, Rosella M. (Montgomery) Altherr.

Sister(s), Rosalind, Zella G. Mary E. Esther R. and Phyllis A. Altherr.

Brother(s), Cecil V. Harold E. John I. and Frederick Altherr.


Charles enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 5701318.


Charles was KIA when the USS Harder was sunk by the Japanese Navy near Dasol Bay, Luzon on Aug. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson County, Ohio, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/altherr-c-r.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com


USS Harder (SS-257) Submarine
Location wreck
Charles R. Altherr
His rank Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class