Name and Rank, Lieutenant Commander John Briscoe Pye.
Unit/Placed in, USS Swordfish (SS-193) Submarine, United States Navy.
John was born approx. on Aug. 25, 1917 in Washington, District of Columbia.
Father, William S. Pye.
Mother, Annie E. (Briscoe) Pye.
Brother, William S. Pye Jr.
John entered the service from District of Columbia with service number # 0-082755.
John B. Pye was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.
John was KIA when the Sub was Sunk by the Japanese Imperial Navy near the Ryukyu Islands on Jan. 12, 1945, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, 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 at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.
Courts of the Missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com