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Robert Vidal Oliver

Robert Vidal Oliver

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Quartermaster, First Class
Service Number 705 03 66
Birth Date March 23, 1921
From Gloucester, Massachusetts
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Billfish (SS-286)
Loss Date June 5, 1945
Location In the Yellow Sea, 37-41N, 124-20E
Circumstances Killed during gun action
Remarks Patrol 7, Gun attack No. 1, at 1635 hours Billfish (SS-286) opened fire on the 3rd of the 3 4-masted schooners they were successful in destroying, however, at 1638, Oliver, Robert Vidal, QM1c, USNR, from Gloucester, MA paid the ultimate price in serving our country. He was shot by rifle fire, succumbed to his wounds on 5 June and was buried at sea. Also injured was Ralph Boese, EM2c. The entire crew lost an eager and gallant shipmate that day.  

Information courtesy of Karen Manna.


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