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John P. Cromwell

Born: Sep 11, 1901

Death: Nov 19, 1943

Birthplace: Henry

Nationality: United States

John P. Cromwell

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1901
Date of Death : Nov 19, 1943
Birth Place : Henry

Captain John Philip Cromwell was the most senior submariner awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II and one of the three submarine officers who received it posthumously. In some ways similar to his fellow honoree, Howard Gilmore, Cromwell consciously chose to sacrifice his own life to safeguard the lives of others in combat that took place in November 1943.

Also known as

  • John Philip Cromwell
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