Chief Pharmacist’s Mate Wallace Herbert Cable was lost on 16 April 1945 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing Honolulu Memorial Hawaii.
On 16 April 1945, while participating in the Okinawa Shima operation, the U.S.S. Pringle (DD477) was sunk by enemy air action. 258 Survivors were picked up after one and a half hours in water by three rescue vessles, U.S.S. Hobson (DMS 26), LCS (L) 34, and LSM 191. 43 Of the survivors were transferred by rescue vessels to U.S.S. Hospital Ship Hope. 70 Minor casualties were retained with survivor unit under medical treatment.
Wife: Mrs. Jacqueline Mary Cable, Butler, TN.
His brother Dallace Devon Cable was lost on 10 August 1943 and is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.
The Johnson County, News, September 7, 1944
The Cable brothers are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Cable, of Butler. Dallace D. was killed in action August 9, 1942. Wallace entered the Navy in 1939, Jesse in 1940 and Dallace in 1942.
- Rank: Chief Pharmacist Mate
- Date of birth: 16 August 1920
- Date of death: 16 April 1945
- County: Johnson
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Pringle (DD477)
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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