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Appelgate, Delbert LaVerne

Rank and Name, Machinist’s Mate Third Class Delbert LaVerne Applegate.

Unit/Placed in, USS McKean (DD-90) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.


Delbert is born approx. on June 29, 1919 in Ingham, Nebraska.

Father, Raymond M. Applegate.

Mother, Nancy (LaRue) Applegate.

Sister(s), Georgianna E. and Lea M. Applegate.

Brother(s), Lyle R. Olen H. and Thaine H. Applegate.

Spouse, Ramona H. Applegate.


Delbert enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 6551306.


Delbert was KIA when the USS McKean was hit by a Torpedo from a Japanese Plane on Nov. 17, 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.


Delbert 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 Plainview Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/10/04/04005.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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


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

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

USS McKean (DD-90) Destroyer
Delbert LaVerne Applegate
His rank Machinist's Mate Third Class
Casualty List