Lt Otto John Juhl, Jr

Lt Otto John Juhl, Jr

Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, USA
Death 9 Aug 1942 (aged 29)
Solomon Islands
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

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Memorial ID 56749511 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 12, 1945.

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Otto, who resided on East Sixth Street, Laurel, Delaware was believed to have been working with family members in Texas when World War II broke out. He enlisted for the service in Texas.

He served as a Lieutenant, U.S.S. Jarvis, 8th Destroyer Division, U.S. Navy during World War II.

On August 8th the Jarvis, while between Guadalcanal and Florida Island, was attacked along with other U.S. ships by 26 Japanese Torpedo planes. 17 of the planes were downed but one that survived dropped a torpedo that struck the Jarvis on the starboard side that left a 50-foot gash.

After the battle the Jarvis departed heading toward Sydney, Australia for repairs. On August 9th 31 Japanese torpedo bombers attacked the battle damaged destroyer with bullets and torpedoes. According to Japanese records, Jarvis "split and sank" at 1300 on 9 August. None of her 233 remaining crew survived the onslaught.

The Jarvis was one of only two American major surface warships to be lost in WWII with no survivors. The other one was the U.S.S. Pillsbury (DD-227).

Otto was declared "Missing in Action" in this attack.

He had served in the Navy for one year and four months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Purple Heart.

Service # O-087761

Son of Otto John Juhl, Sr. and Muriel Florence Hough Juhl.

Husband of Gladys Ellen Ralph Juhl.

Otto was 1 of 2 Delawareans to have lost his life on the Jarvis.
The other one was TM1 George K. Brown

The Jarvis received three battle stars for World War II service.

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56749511
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lt Otto John Juhl, Jr (4 Feb 1913–9 Aug 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56749511, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .