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Verne Skjonsby

SurnameSkjonsby
Given NameVerne
Born3 Nov 1910
Died11 Oct 1943
CountryUnited States
CategoryMilitary-Sea
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseVerne Leslie Skjonsby was born in North Dakota, United States in 1910. He studied at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, United States between 1928 and 1932 and at the Submarine Training Facility at Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1934. In 1942, at the rank of lieutenant commander, he became the executive officer of the submarine USS Wahoo. He was killed in 1943 when Wahoo was sunk by Japanese anti-submarine aircraft in La Pérouse Strait between Hokkaido and Karafuto (Sakhalin), Japan.

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Verne Skjonsby Timeline

3 Nov 1910 Verne Skjonsby was born in North Dakota, United States.
11 Oct 1943 Vern Skjonsby was killed aboard USS Wahoo when the submarine was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the La Pérouse Strait north of Hokkaido, Japan.

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Portrait of Verne Skjonsby, 1928-1932




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