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Appling, James Ira

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Second Class James Ira Appling.

Unit/Placed in, USS S-28 (SS-133) Submarine, United States Navy.


James is born approx. on Nov. 17, 1920 in Alabama.

Father, Samuel B. Appling.

Mother, Lillie (Odom) Appling.

Sister(s), Vera N. Martha F. and ….. Appling.

Brother(s), Giles, Roy and Oather Applining.


James enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 2728113.


James died when they were on training with the Coast Guard and there was no reason for the cause of her los on July 4, 1944, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


James is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/appling-j-i.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 S-28 (SS-133) Submarine
His rank Electrician's Mate Second Class
James Ira Appling
3D Photogrammetry Imagery of the deck gun and bridge of the USS S-28 lost 75 years ago on July 4th, 1944.