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S1 Richard John Petersen
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S1 Richard John Petersen Veteran

Birth
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death
3 Jul 1945 (aged 20)
At Sea
Monument
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56765870 View Source

Entered the service from Ohio.

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*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

Entered the service from Ohio.

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*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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