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Glen Olen Haws
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1923
Magnolia
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1944, At Sea

Motor Machinist's Mate second Class Glen Olen Haws. He was assigned to the USS Tang (SS-306), a Balabo class submarine. The ship and crew had an a admirable record having sunk dozens of Japanese ships and rescued dozens of aviators. On October 24th 1944 she was on patrol in the East China Sea when they encountered a large heavily escorted convoy consisting of tankers with planes on their decks and transport ships hauling crated planes. They attacked and devastated the convoy while taking heavy fire in return. The sub had fired 22 torpedoes and all that remained of the convoy and it's escorts was one damaged transport. They fired their last two torpedoes to finish it off. The 23rd torpedo found it's mark however the 24th was defective. It circled back and despite their effort to clear it's path the torpedo struck the Tang. Seventy eight men were lost. Nine men survived but, were captured and spent the rest of the war in Japanese prison camps. One of the survivors was Commander Richard H O'Kane who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" during the submarine's final operations. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charlie R Haws (1877 - 1953)
  Hope Haws (1883 - 1956)
 
 Children:
  Gloria J. Haws Drackett (1941 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MOMM2 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Magnolia
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Ken Nagel
Record added: Aug 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57719835
Glen Olen Haws
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One of my uncles served on the sub Silversides, where they had a mascot dog. With respect, I chose this token for a good man who's boat is forever and always "on patrol."
- JanisCJ
 Added: Sep. 2, 2010

- Georgia Lass
 Added: Aug. 28, 2010

- Jeanne Nagel
 Added: Aug. 26, 2010
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