CDR Frank DeVere Latta

CDR Frank DeVere Latta

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 3 May 1945 (aged 36)
Cenotaph Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA
Memorial ID 129169907 · View Source
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The Lagarto was found in the Gulf of Siam (now Thailand). Frank is survived by his wife and two children.

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Commander Latta commanded the submarine, USS Lagarto (SS-371). He had been awarded the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Legion of Merit & Purple Heart. He was was KIA, with all shipmates, while aboard the USS Lagarto during an attack on a Japanese convoy near Siam in the South China Sea, on May 4, 1945. The Imperial Japanese Navy ship, Hatsutaka, is believed to have sunk the Lagarto in a depth charge attack.

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  • Created by: Connie
  • Added: 4 May 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 129169907
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Frank DeVere Latta (10 Jan 1909–3 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 129169907, citing Saint Helena Cemetery, Saint Helena, Napa County, California, USA ; Maintained by Connie (contributor 47390019) .