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Lester, Jesse Augustus

Rank and Name, Pharmacist’s Second Class Jesse Augustus Lester.

Unit/Placed in, USS Shark (SS-174) Submarine, United States Navy.


Jesse is born approx. on March 11, 1910 in Reyno, Arkansas.

Father, Thomas E. Lester.

Mother, Mary E. (Miller) Lester.

Sister(s), Anna M. Lester.

Brother(s), Sylvester A. Howard, and Colonel Lester.


Jesse enlisted the service in Arkansas with service number # 3465014.


Jesse was KIA was Sunk by a depth charge from the Japanese  Destroyer Yamakaze on Feb 11, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

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 Shark (SS-174) Submarine
Battle Flag
Jesse A. Lester
His rank Pharmacist's Mate Second Class