Cerro Gordo County


Arthur Menchel Wade




Arthur Menchel Wade was born July 17, 1907 to Leon Francis and Rozella Hamlet Wade. He died May 1945, At Sea, and is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines and Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA.

Petty Officer Wade was one of 86 crewmen aboard the submarine USS Lagarto (SS-371) when it was sunk in early May of 1945 by a Japanese warship. There were no survivors. They were listed as MIA until May of 1946, when all were declared dead,

Sources: ancestry.com