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James Howard Kellam

James Howard KellamJames Howard Kellam

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 656 31 18
Birth Date January 19, 1920
From Charlotte, North Carolina
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Escolar (SS-294)
Loss Date October 17, 1944
Location East of 33 44'N x 127 33'E
Circumstances Lost at sea, cause unknown
Remarks The photo below was submitted by William F. Geer, showing three shipmates at the Electrical Naval Training Station, St. Louis, Missouri, standing on the banks of the Mississippi River, drinking milk.

Jesse Glenn from Oklahoma is on the left side, William Geer is in the middle, and Jim Kellam is on the right side.

Photo (above, on right) and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

Jesse Glenn, William Geer, Jim Kellam
(left to right) Jesse Glenn, William Geer, Jim Kellam


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