S1 Richard John Petersen

S1 Richard John Petersen

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 3 Jul 1945 (aged 20)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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

Plot "Tablets of the Missing"
Memorial ID 56765870 · View Source
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Entered the service from Ohio.


*Missing in Action (MIA) 2 Jul 1944 - Killed in Action (KIA) 3 July 1945*

Seaman 1st class Richard John Petersen was stationed aboard the Liberty vessel "Jean Nicolet", which was torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine, South of the Maldive Islands. He was taken aboard the sub, where he was killed on 2 Jul 1944. He is on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the "Manila American Cemetery and Memorial" on the grounds of "Fort Bonifacio", formerly "Fort William McKinley" in Taguig City, Manila, Philliphines.

SOURCES: Obituary of Richard John Petersen (1925-1944 MIA/1945 KIA), The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), Find A Grave Memorial # 56765870, "Japanese Atrocities - S.S. Jean Nicolet"; Dale E. Carlson; From A Careless Word - A Needless Sinking by Arthur R. Moore. Compiled by Joyce Schaefer Yowler

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  • Maintained by: Joy Schaefer Yowler
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56765870
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Richard John Petersen (30 Mar 1925–3 Jul 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56765870, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Joy Schaefer Yowler (contributor 46897552) .