Rank and Name, Fireman First Class John Apen.
Unit/Placed in, , USS Runner (SS-275) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.
John is born approx. on Aug. 5, 1918 in New York.
Father, Harry Apen.
Born in Russia.
Mother, Anna Apen.
Born in Poland.
Sister(s), Jenny Apen.
Brother(s), William and George Apen.
Spouse, Ruth (Mason) Apen.
John enlisted the service in New York with service number # 6468088.
John was KIA when the USS Runner sunk by (probably) a mine on July 11, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
John is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/apen-j.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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com