Lieut Theodore Taylor Walker, Jr

Lieut Theodore Taylor Walker, Jr

Birth
Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Death 7 Nov 1944 (aged 23)
Japan
Burial Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section 21, Lot 1
Memorial ID 122156699 · View Source
Suggest Edits

United States Navy Lieutenant Theodore Walker served during World War II aboard the submarine U.S.S. Albacore (SS-218).

The Albacore left Pearl Harbor on 24 October 1944, topped off her fuel tanks at Midway Island on 28 October, and was never heard from again. According to Japanese records captured after the war, a submarine (presumed to be Albacore) struck a naval mine very close to the shore off northeastern Hokkaidô on 7 November 1944. A Japanese patrol boat witnessed the explosion of a submerged submarine and saw a great deal of heavy oil, cork, bedding, and food supplies rise to the surface. On 21 December, Albacore was presumed lost. Her name was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 30 March 1945.


Family Members

Parents
Gravesite Details Cenotaph - lost at sea, non-recoverable. Date of death on marker is different from U.S. Navy official date of death

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Plan a visit to Evergreen Cemetery?

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Rob
  • Added: 25 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122156699
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Theodore Taylor Walker, Jr (23 Jan 1921–7 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122156699, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Rob (contributor 47017362) .