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Uhre, Dale Virgil

Name and Rank, Motor Machinist’s Mate Second Class Dale. V. Uhre.

Unit/Placed in, USS McCawley (APA-4) Attack Transport, United States Navy.


Dale was born approx. on July. 6, 1918 in Letcher, South Dakota.

Father, Albert Uhre.

Mother, Anna Belle Uhre.

Brothers, Bernard O. and Marvin L. Uhre.


Dale entered  the service from South Dakota in 1940 with service number # 3167193.


Dale V. Uhre was a Motor Machnist’s Mate Second Class in the United States Navy.


Dale when she was unloading various Combat personnel and was attacked by Japanese aircraft on June 30, 1943, and he is honored with the 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.

Dale is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the Missing


Thanks to https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/APA-4.html

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

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

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


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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

USS McCawley (APA-4) Attack Transport
Japanese Mitsubishi GM4 Hamaki (Betty)
Dale Virgil Uhre
His rank Motor Machinst's Mate Third Class