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MoMM1 Leonard Alton Page
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1916
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1944

Leoanrd Alton Page - Son of Oliver Barnett Page Sr and Lela Locklin.

Brother of Jennie Louise, Oliver Barnett "OB" Jr, Elizabeth and Donald Roy Page.

Grandson of James Robert Page & Sarah Ann Wilder and Alvah Donald Locklin & Jennie Smith.
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Leonard Alton Page was on the second Seawolf (SS-197) when it was sunk by friendly fire.

The second Seawolf (SS-197), a Sargo-class submarine. Commissioned in 1939, she was successful during World War II until she was lost, possibly sunk by friendly fire, in 1944.

SEAWOLF stood out of Brisbane on 21 September to begin her 15th war patrol. She reached Manus on the 29th, refueled, and sailed the same day carrying stores and Army personnel to the east coast of Samar. SEAWOLF and submarine NARWHAL (SS-167) exchanged radar recognition signals at 0756 on 3 October in the Morotai area. Shortly thereafter, a 7th Fleet task group was attacked by a Japanese submarine.

Destroyer escort SHELTON (DE-407) was torpedoed, and sister ship RICHARD M. ROWELL (DE-403) stood by to search for the enemy. Two planes were sent from the escort carrier MIDWAY (CVE-63) to assist in the search. One of the planes sighted a submarine submerging and dropped two bombs on it even though it was in a safety zone for American submarines.

The site was marked by dye and RICHARD M. ROWELL steamed to the area, made sound contact and attacked with "hedgehogs." The second attack was followed by underwater explosions, and debris rose to the surface. No further contact was made with SEAWOLF, and her position would have placed her in the area where the plane and RICHARD M. ROWELL made their attacks. On 28 December 1944, SEAWOLF was announced overdue from patrol and presumed lost. She was struck from the Navy list on 20 January 1945.

Please also visit: USS Seawolf
 
 
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 Parents:
  Oliver Barnett Page (1893 - 1967)
  Lela Locklin Page (1897 - 1970)
 
 Siblings:
  Leonard Alton Page (1916 - 1944)
  Jennie Louise Page Clark (1918 - 1997)*
  Oliver Barnett Page (1920 - 1981)*
  Donald Roy Page (1928 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Name listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
 
Maintained by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56750017
MoMM1 Leonard Alton Page
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
MoMM1 Leonard Alton Page
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Added by: Paul Hyde Schott
 
 
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~ Remembered & Honored ~ Memorial Day 2014
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Never Forgotten Ever Honored Memorial Day 2013
- Sarah Locklin Taylor
 Added: May. 27, 2013

- julie
 Added: Jan. 28, 2013
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