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Adm Wreford Goss "Moon" Chapple
Birth: Mar. 19, 1908
Billings
Yellowstone County
Montana, USA
Death: May 20, 1991
Coronado
San Diego County
California, USA

US Navy Rear Admiral. Chapple graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1930. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack Chapple was a Lt. Commander in the Submarine Service and was the Commanding Officer of the Submarine U.S.S. 38. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor Chapple's command sunk the Japanese Transport Takatiho Maru, one of the first Japanese ships sunk in the Pacific theater. At the Battle of Leyte Gulf he was the Commanding Officer of the Submarine Bream which sunk four Japanese vessels. By February of 1942 Chapple was assigned as Commanding Officer of the Submarine U.S.S. Permit SS-178. He served as her Commanding Officer until August 4, 1943. During the year and a half Chapple was Commanding Officer of the Permit he sank 4 Japanese vessels. For his wartime services Chapple was awarded two Navy Cross Medals, three Silver Stars and a Bronze Star. His last assignment was as the Commanding Officer of the heavy Cruiser Pittsburgh. He retired as a Rear Admiral in 1959. Chapple was considered one of the hero's of World War II and his exploits are featured in naval history books and his achievements provided much of the material for the 1950's television series "The Silent Service". (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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  Mary Cobb Chapple (1916 - 2006)*
 
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Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Aug 16, 2011
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