Spangler, Donald H.
|Birthname||Donald Hays Spangler|
|born on||29 May 1918 at 18:05 (= 6:05 PM )|
|Place||Albion (Noble County), Indiana, 41n24, 85w25|
|Timezone||CWT h5w (is war time)|
|Astrology data||07°44' 26°19 Asc. 14°59'|
American Navy officer in whose honour the destroyer escort USS Spangler (DE-696) was named in 1943. He was appointed midshipman at the United States Naval Academy on 8 July 1938 and commissioned ensign on 19 December 1941. Ensign Spangler reported for duty on the USS Atlanta (CL-51) at Boston, Massachusetts, on 3 January 1942. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant (junior grade) to date from 1 October 1942. Spangler was killed in action when Atlanta was heavily damaged during the night action off Savo Island in the Solomons on 13 November 1942. He was 24.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 24)
- Vocation : Military : Combat
- Vocation : Military : Honors (Ship named in his honour)
- Vocation : Military : Killed