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

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

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Submarine Officer Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1934, US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), 1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavySubmarine School Officers Basic CourseUSS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
  1938-1940, USS Vincennes (CA-44)
  1940-1940, Commander Naval Base, Norfolk, VA
  1940-1941, Submarine School Officers Basic Course
  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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Last Known Activity


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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