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F1 Jacob H Fox

F1 Jacob H Fox

Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Death 8 Jun 1944 (aged 28)
At Sea
Burial Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot Garden of the Missing ~ Navy ~ Tablet 06, Veteran 20
Memorial ID 56644623 · View Source
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Born in Prince William County on January 2, 1916, Fox was the son of Jacob Harvey Fox, Sr. and Josephine Atkins Fox. Sometime around 1934, the Fox family relocated to Luray, where the younger Fox later attended high school. After graduating, J. Harvey Fox, Jr. moved to Washington, D.C., and later (March 30, 1940) married Sara Louise Salter of Americus, Ga. Fox entered the Navy from Washington, D.C., on April 22, 1943.


The accident which caused Harvey's death occurred in the Atlantic aboard the USS Meredith. It was described as an underwater explosion and occurred in the vicinity of the After Fire Room where Harvey was stationed. He had a splendid record with the Navy as is shown in a letter received by his wife from Commander George Knuepfer, USS Meredith, 'While I know there is nothing that I can say that will lessen your grief, please know that I join you in the splendid pride we had in Harvey and for the fine upstanding man he was. Harvey was very much respected and loved by all his shipmates. He had a splendid record in the Navy for efficient and courageous performance of duty at all times. By his death, in the line of duty, he made the supreme sacrifice for his country."

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Jacob H. Fox
District of Columbia

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56644623
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for F1 Jacob H Fox (2 Jan 1916–8 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56644623, citing Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .