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USS Macaw (ASR-11)


The Submarine Rescue Ship USS Macaw (ASR-11) sank while attempting to rescue USS Flier (SS-250), which had run aground at Midway.  Although a total of 115 officers and men survived the sinking, five men were lost, including the Commanding Officer, Paul Willits Burton.

Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site.  Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.

  Name Photo
1 Paul Willits Burton  Yes
2 William Roscoe Funk  Yes
3 Lewis Andrew Kingsley  Yes
4 Robert Andrew Vaughn  Yes
5 Donald Ashley Whitmarsh  Yes

In addition, three men stationed at Midway - Howard Eugene Daugherty, LeRoy Benjamin Lehmbecker, and Ernest David Samed - drowned while attempting to rescue Macaw's crew.

Please see this fine page on USS Macaw.

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