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SMN Vernon Palmer Wall

SMN Vernon Palmer Wall

Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Oct 1944 (aged 22)
At Sea
Cenotaph Mineola, Mills County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 12608 · View Source
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Vernon Palmer Wall enlisted in the Navy within days of Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the submarine Seawolf, which was lost at sea with all hands presumed dead on October 7, 1944. The Seawolf had been on a secret mission to the Japanese-held Philippine Islands, delivering interpreters, radar equipment and supplies. After delivering their cargo, they were assumed to have been hit by the Japanese and left crippled. There has been a confession of sorts by the US government that they were hit by "friendly fire" as they lay crippled; no one on the attacking destroyer were aware they were firing on a US sub, since they had been told there were no US subs in the area. Seawolf never returned from her mission.

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In memory of MM1C Vernon Palmer Wall. Son of Henry O. and Edna N. Wall. September 11, 1922 -October 7, 1944. Lost at sea in the Pacific with submarine Seawolf.




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  • Added: 17 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12608
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SMN Vernon Palmer Wall (11 Sep 1922–7 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12608, citing Wall Cemetery, Mineola, Mills County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .