Jack Ludy Day, Jr

Jack Ludy Day, Jr

Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 11 Jul 1943 (aged 23)
At Sea
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 98037293 · View Source
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Jack Ludy Day EM2C enlisted the navy and volunteered for the Submarine Service during WWII.

He was assigned to the USS Runner (SS 275) commanded by CDR R. H. O'Kane.

On July 11, 1943 she probably struck a mine whild running submerged on the North of Hokkaido, Japan. All 78 hands were lost and are now on Eternal Patrol.

He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.
He was in the submarine USS Runner (SS-275) when it went missing in July 1943 and was assumed lost north of Hakkiado Japan.

USS Runner (SS-275) was a Gato-class submarine, the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the runner, an amberfish inhabiting subtropical waters, so called for its rapid leaps from the water.

On 27 May, under command of Lieutenant Commander Joseph H. Bourland, she departed Midway for the Kuril Islands chain and waters off northern Japan. No report was heard from her. Captured Japanese records indicated that she sank the cargo ship Seinan Maru on 11 June in Tsugaru Strait off Hokkaido, and the passenger-cargo ship Shinryu Maru on 26 June off the Kuril Islands. Runner was declared overdue and presumed lost in July 1943 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 30 October 1943.



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 98037293
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Ludy Day, Jr (20 Jan 1920–11 Jul 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98037293, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .