Spangler, Donald H.

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Spangler, Donald H. Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 07°44' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°19 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by War or Terrorism 13 November 1942 (Killed in action, age 24)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

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