Rank/Rate Motor Machinist’s Mate, First Class
Service Number 295 50 32
Birth Date September 26, 1917
From Elizabethton, Tennessee
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Wahoo (SS-238)
Loss Date October 11, 1943
Location In La Perouse Strait, Northern Japan
Circumstances Sunk by a combination of air attack and depth charging
Remarks Olin was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina.

Photo courtesy of his widow via Charles Lipford.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

He has a memorial stone in the Nave Cemetery. This cemetery is in the Siam Community of Carter County.

  • Rank: Motor Machinist's Mate First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 September 1917
  • Date of death: 13 September 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Wahoo (SS-238)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: David Jacobs

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