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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
Memorial Site*
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID
56127406 View Source

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

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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