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First Name: Vernon

Last Name: Wall


Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Palmer

Date of Birth: 11 September 1922

Date of Death: 07 October 1944 (Presumed)

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Vernon Palmer Wall

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Vernon Palmer Wall
MM1C, U.S. Navy

Vernon Palmer Wall was born on 11 September 1922, the son of Henry O. and Edna N. Wall.

Vernon enlisted in the U.S. Navy within days of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to the submarine USS Seawolf, which was lost at sea with all hands presumed dead on 7 October 1944. Seawolf had been on a secret mission to the Japanese-held Philippine Islands, delivering interpreters, radar equipment and supplies. After delivering their cargo, they were assumed to have been hit by the Japanese and left crippled. There has been a confession of sorts by the U.S. government that they were hit by "friendly fire" as they lay crippled; no one on the attacking destroyer was aware they were firing on a U.S. submarine, since they had been told there were no U.S. subs in the area. Seawolf never returned from her mission.


MM1C Vernon Palmer Wall was lost at sea on 7 October 1944. A cenotaph in his honor is located at Wall Cemetery in Mineola, IA.

Honoree ID: 3184   Created by: MHOH




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