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Lt John Norvin Compton, Jr
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Lt John Norvin Compton, Jr

Birth
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Death 1 Jun 1944 (aged 24)
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56127406 · View Source
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Son of John Norvin Compton, Sr. and Lenore H. Cox Compton.

Husband of Adrienne Rickert Compton.

John, who resided at 10 North State Street, Dover, Delaware, served as a Lieutenant on the U.S.S. Herring, U.S. Navy, during World War II.

He was declared "Missing In Action" off the Kurile Islands when his submarine was sunk by the Japanese.

He had served the Navy for two years and four months at the time of his death. He was decorated with a unit Presidential Citation, World War II Victory Medal, and the Purple Heart.

His remains were not recovered.

Service # 0-119254


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56127406
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lt John Norvin Compton, Jr (6 Jul 1919–1 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56127406, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .