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Charles Myron Woods

Charles Myron Woods

1st Sgt. Charles Myron Woods


Rank/Rate Electrician (Civilian, formerly U.S. Army)
Birth Date July 17, 1901
From Kittery, Maine
Submarine USS Squalus (SS-192)
Loss Date May 23, 1939
Location Off New England Coast, near Isle of Shoals
Circumstances Accidentally sank when engine rooms flooded
Remarks He went by his middle name, Myron.  His last name is spelled "Wood" in some sources.

Myron was a highly decorated veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army, however, he was employed as a civilian electrician with the Portsmouth Navy Yard at the time he was lost aboard the USS Squalus, May 23, 1939, off the Isles of Shoals. In September 1939, he was buried at the Freewill Baptist Church cemetery, Kittery Point, Maine.

Information and remarks courtesy of Karolyn Byrne Kelly-O'Keefe, relative.  Additional information courtesy of Barbara Soderstrom and Paul W. Wittmer.


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