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MS2/SS on Tang Youngest KIA of WW2

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    Posted: 03 Nov 2017 at 4:55pm
He was in the forward torpedo room. The hatch blew open and hit him in the face. He got out the escape hatch and a free ascent of 192 feet. Seen on the surface, he sank there after and was lost. Fifteen years old.

http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/raiford-r-m.htm

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What hatch opened in?
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Not sure. Just gleanings from the internet searches. He was 13 when he enlisted.

http://www.southstrandnews.com/news/seaman-who-died-in-wwii-honored/article_b591ad6e-c156-5c30-a6af-e25f1bcb1a18.html

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Originally posted by SaltiDawg SaltiDawg wrote:

What hatch opened in?
Maybe the WTD to the Forward Battery. Lots of folks don't know the difference.
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