CDR Dudley Walker “Mush” Morton

CDR Dudley Walker “Mush” Morton

Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Oct 1943 (aged 36)
Cenotaph Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Memorial Section MH Grave 669
Memorial ID 24504413 · View Source
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Dudley Walker "Mush" Morton was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, on 17 July 1907. On 11 October 1943, while exiting the Sea of Japan through La Pérouse Strait, USS Wahoo (SS-238) was lost with all hands, including Commander Dudley W. Morton. The destroyer USS Morton (DD-948), 1959-1992, was named in honor of Commander Dudley W. Morton.

He was ranked number three among Successful US submarine commanders of WWII, with the number and tonnage as in my previous message. He was technical adviser for the movie and the Cary Grant character was modeled on him, but while some events are based on actuality, no US submarine penetrated Tokyo Bay during WWII.

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  • Added: 8 Feb 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for CDR Dudley Walker “Mush” Morton (17 Jul 1907–11 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24504413, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Hope (contributor 46790939) .