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Auchard, Frederick Lester

Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Frederick Lester Auchard.

Unit/Placed in, USS Lagarto (SS-371) Submarine, United States Navy.


Frederick is born approx. on 24 July 1921 in May Day Township, Kansas.

Father, Francis E. Auchard.

Mother, Elizabeth J. (Dwyer) Auchard.

Sister(s), Esther E. and Glenna M. Auchard.

Brother(s), Edward D. and Clarence D. Auchard.

Spouse, Ruth G. (Wiren) Auchard.


Frederick enlisted the service in Kansas with service number # 0-257513.


Frederick was KIA when the USS Lagarto was attacked and sunk by Depth Charges from the Japanese Minelayer Hatsutaka near Siam on May 4, 1945, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also had a Memorial Grave at Woodston Cemetery, Woodston, Rooks County, Kansas, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/auchard-f-l.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

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 Lagarto (SS-371) Submarine
Japanese Minelayer Hatsutaka
Location USS Lagarto
Frederick Lester Auchared
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade