David Albert Hurt, Sr

David Albert Hurt, Sr

Birth
Pounding Mill, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Nov 1945 (aged 42)
Elk Garden, Russell County, Virginia, USA
Burial Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 17164366 · View Source
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Significant Duty Stations
CO, USS PERCH SS-176
USS RALEIGH
CO, USS S-35
U.S. NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, MD - STAFF

US Navy WORLD WAR II
Commanding Officer Captain David A. Hurt POW
Hometown: Pounding Mill, Virginia
Ship: USS Perch SS-176
Service #
Awards: Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal,Submarine Combat Pin with 2/Stars, Prisoner of war Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal

Mission: Attack on an enemy troop convoy
Mission Date: 3-Mar-42 SCUTTLED
Location: Java Sea
Cause: Depth charge attack.
Struck: 06/24/1942
Complement: fifty-four enlisted men and five officers,
4DIED IN CAPTIVITY - PRISONER OF WAR CAMP, MAKASSAR, INDONESIA,

USS Perch was forced to scuttle herself after being mortally wounded in a depth charge attack. All crew members were picked up by the Japanese, and sent to Prisoner of War camps. Six crew members of USS Perch (SS-176) died as Prisoners of War. MM1 Brown died of Pellagra in Service 04/18/1945.

Captain David A. Hurt Survived Omori POW Camp, where he was known as a 'father figure" to the younger officers. He was unfortunately killed in a hunting accident shortly after the war.

Crew of USS Perch Died in Service
Machinist's Mate Charles N. Brown
Pharmacist Philip James Dewes
Chief Electrician's Mate Houston E. Edwards
Machinist's Mate Frank E Mccreary
Chief Machinist's Mate Albert Kenneth Newsome
Fire Controlman Robert A. Wilson


Father of CDR. DAVID ALBERT HURT, JR. US Navy


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: Virginia Gal
  • Added: 26 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17164366
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Albert Hurt, Sr (6 Aug 1903–23 Nov 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17164366, citing Jeffersonville Cemetery, Tazewell, Tazewell County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .