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Delbert Applegate, U.S. Navy

Taken at U.S. Navy, Hood River, Oregon USA in .

Delbert Applegate, fireman first class, died on the morning of November 17, 1943, off the Bougainville Island, in the SW Pacific, his ship, the U.S.S. McKean, was sunk by a torpedo launched from a Ja ... show more

Delbert Applegate, fireman first class, died
on the morning of November 17, 1943, off
the Bougainville Island, in the SW Pacific,
his ship, the U.S.S. McKean, was sunk by a
torpedo launched from a Japanese plane.The explosion caused severe damage & a fire broke out immediately,followed by further explosions,The men in that part of the ship had no opportunity for escape.

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