James, Daniel Richard, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
230X-Medical Service Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Staff Corps Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 210X, USS Harder (SS-257)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Nanticoke, PA
Last Address
2027 N 15th St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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The USS Harder (SS-257) began her 6th War Patrol on August 5th, 1944 and formed a "wolfpack" with four other submarines. She sank two merchant ships before her final attack on August 24th. While the Hake escaped sinking, a depth charge attack sunk the Harder with all hands. Lieutenant Junior Grade James was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 October 1945.

Service numbers:
Enlisted: 6500303
Officer: 225456

Daniel James joined the Navy in 1941 as a Pharmacist's Mate (PhM). He entered as a PhM2 because he was a pre-med student at the time. In 1943, the Navy sent him to Columbia University in New York to recieve officer training and was commissioned as an Ensign.

Submarine war patrols: USS Harder (SS-257) - 4th through 6th

Presidential Unit Citiation
For outstanding performance and distinguished service during her War Patrols in enemy-controlled waters. Resolute and daring in combat, the USS Harder has operated dangerously. Striking wherever the enemy could be found, she sank or damaged many thousands of tons of hostile shipping. The officers and men of the Harder have achieved a brilliant record of gallantry in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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