Hunter Jr., Samuel Howard, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1941, USS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
Service Years
1934 - 1941
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pittsburgh
Last Address
Pittsburgh, PA

Casualty Date
Dec 10, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1934, US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), 1
 Duty Stations
US NavySubmarine School Officers BasicUSS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
  1938-1940, USS Vincennes (CA-44)
  1940-1940, COMNAVBASE/Norfolk
  1940-1941, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1941-1941, USS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
  1941-1941, USS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Japanese air attacks on US vessels in Cavite
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1934-1938, United States Naval Academy
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Comments/Citation

LT(jg) Hunter was the submarine force's first casualty of WWII.

10 Dec??USS Seadragon (SS 194) and USS Sealion (SS 195) in Cavite, Philippines, are attacked by Japanese aircraft. LT(jg) Samuel H. Hunter in Seadragon is instantly killed, the first submarine casualty of World War II.

 

   
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