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James William McCartney

James William McCartney

 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 706 94 73
Birth Date November 29, 1912
From Midvale, New Jersey
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Submarine USS Sculpin (SS-191)
Loss Date November 19, 1943
Location North of Oroluk Island near Truk
Circumstances Sunk by Japanese destroyer
Remarks James survived the sinking of his boat, but was killed while being transported aboard Chuyo from Truk to Japan when it was sunk by USS Sailfish on December 4, 1943.

James W. McCartney V.F.W. Post 6765 in Wanaque, New Jersey, was named in his honor.

Some sources list him as an Electrician's Mate, Third Class.

Please note that most sources mistakenly spell the island's name "Groluk."



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