Lt William Hanna Mendenhall

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Lt William Hanna Mendenhall

Birth
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Death 4 May 1945 (aged 25)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Listed on Memorial Plaque
Memorial ID 56765671 · View Source
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Son of Edward Vanhorn & Mable Hanna Mendenhall
1943-Married Mary Jayne Nash with whom he had a daughter Nancy
Rank/Rate: Lieutenant
Service Number: 0-111647
Decorations: Purple Heart
Submarine: USS Lagarto (SS-371)
Loss Date: May 3, 1945
Location: Off coast of Thailand
Circumstances: Sunk by depth charge attack
USS Lagarto (SS-371) was found in the Gulf of Thailand on May 18, 2005 by Jamie Macleod and Stewart Oehl of the MV Trident dive boat. The wreck lies in 280 feet of water.
Her identity has been confirmed by the U.S. Navy. A memorial ceremony attended by the families of the crew was held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on May 6, 2006.


Family Members

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Ohio.

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  • Maintained by: Paul Rompel
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56765671
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lt William Hanna Mendenhall (13 Apr 1920–4 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56765671, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Paul Rompel (contributor 47449196) .