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I am looking for information on my uncle who served on the USS Laub and was killed in action on May 23, 1944. His name was Earl William Waters. He was a fireman either 2nd or 3rd class. If someone can give me any information, I would appreciate it.
My mother who just died, was his sister.
Years Served: 1943-1944
Susan, sorry for the loss of your Mom. Your uncle died in the collision but you probably know that. My Dad was there, he passed 4 years ago or I would ask him if he knew Earl. Dad never talked about the war but in his last years I interrogated him all the time and heard some stories. Of the collision he said it could've been avoided and "people died". In case you don't know, there are about a 1/2 dozen emails listed on the Laub roster at hullnumber.com. You might try dropping those guys a line, maybe one of them will know something.