Latta, Frank DeVere, CDR Fallen
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Last Rank
Last Primary Designator/NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Navy Officer Classification/Designator
Last Duty Station
1944-1945, USS Lagarto (SS-371)
Service Years
1932 - 1945
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Rock
Panama Canal
Swamp Fox
Commander Commander

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Home State
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
St. Helena, CA

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana but raised in and graduated from High School in Burlington, Iowa. When he died him and his wife lived in St. Helena, Ca

Casualty Date
May 03, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
South China Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

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 Ribbon Bar

Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge
Command at Sea

 Duty Stations
USS Narwhal (SS-167)USS Lagarto (SS-371)
  1943-1944, USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1944-1945, USS Lagarto (SS-371)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1928-1932, United States Naval Academy
 Combat and Operations History
  1943-1943 USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1943-1943 USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1943-1943 USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1943-1943 USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1943-1943 USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1943-1943 Aleutians operation/Invasion & Occupation of Attu1
  1944-1944 USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1944-1944 USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1945-1945 USS Lagarto (SS-371)3
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols/USS LAGARTO (SS-371) 1st War Patrol
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols/USS LAGARTO (SS-371) 2nd War Patrol
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Was the Commanding Officer of the USS LAGARTO (SS-371)


Posthumously awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor

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