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MoMM2 John Robert Spaeth
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1922
Morgan County
Colorado, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1943

Officially declared dead on January 11, 1944

Motor Machinist's Mate (2c)

John was a crewman on the U.S.S. Argonaut submarine when she sunk off the coast of Rabaul, East New Britian, Papua New Guinea on January 10, 1943. John was officially declared dead with the rest of his crew on January 11, 1944. His body was never recovered. A memorial headstone in his honor has been erected in Manila, Philippines.

Rank/Rate Motor Machinist’s Mate, Second Class
Service Number 372 15 43
Birth Date June 19, 1922
From Denver, Colorado
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Argonaut (SS-166)
Loss Date January 10, 1943
Location Near Rabaul (05° 155'N, 153° 50'E)
Circumstances Sunk by surface attack and depth charges
Remarks John was born in Goodrich, Colorado.

Source: U.S. WWII Military Personnel Missing in Action or Lost At Sea, 1941 - 1946

Name: John R Spaeth
Date of Loss: 10 Jan 1943
Branch: U.S. Navy
Rank: MOMM2
Service Number: 3721543
Status: Missing in Action

Source: World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas

Name: John R Spaeth
Inducted From: Colorado
Rank: Motor Machinist's Mate Third Class
Combat Organization: United States Navy
Death Date: 11 Jan 1944
Monument: Fort William Mckinley, Manila, the Philippines
Last Known Status: Missing
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Family links: 
  Walter Albrecht Spaeth (1892 - 1971)
  Millicent M. Spaeth (1892 - 1942)
  Walter William Spaeth (1920 - 1995)*
  John Robert Spaeth (1922 - 1943)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Entered the service from Colorado.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: Diane Elsasser Snider
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56777722
MoMM2 John Robert Spaeth
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MoMM2 John Robert Spaeth
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- Carole K.
 Added: Jun. 5, 2016

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