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

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1909
 
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
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/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
Shore Units/US Naval Academy Annapolis (USNA)US NavyUSS Narwhal (SS-167)USS Lagarto (SS-371)
  1928-1932, Shore Units/US Naval Academy Annapolis (USNA)
  1932-1943, Unit Assignment Unknown
  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 Submarine War Patrols/USS NARWHAL (SS-167) 6th War Patrol
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols/USS NARWHAL (SS-167) 8th War Patrol
  1943-1943 Aleutian Campaign/Invasion & Occupation of Attu1
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols/USS NARWHAL (SS-167) 7th War Patrol
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols/USS NARWHAL (SS-167) 4th War Patrol
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols/USS NARWHAL (SS-167) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols/USS NARWHAL (SS-167) 10th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols/USS NARWHAL (SS-167) 9th War Patrol
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols/USS LAGARTO (SS-371) 1st War Patrol
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols/USS LAGARTO (SS-371) 2nd War Patrol
  1945-1945 Lost at Sea/USS Lagarto (SS-371)3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


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

   
Comments/Citation


Posthumously awarded the Philippine Legion of Honor

   
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