|On Eternal Patrol - USS Flier (SS-250)|
The following men were lost while serving on USS Flier (SS-250). Survivors of the sinking are also listed below.
See the Submarine Discoveries page for information on the discovery of the wreck of this vessel.
Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site. Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.
For a brief history of the boat, please see The Loss of USS Flier.
*Died when Flier ran aground at Midway.
Some sources mistakenly include LCDR Benjamin Ernest Adams, Jr. (former Executive Officer of Flier) on their lists of men lost with the vessel. He was transferred off Flier before her first patrol, served as the Executive Officer of USS Albacore, and was the Commanding Officer of USS Rasher for her sixth patrol. He died in 1965. Sources: sixth war patrol report of USS Rasher, and USNA Register of Alumni. The origin of this discrepancy was found in Sub Losses (1949).
The following USS Flier crew members survived the sinking and were later rescued by USS Redfin (SS-272).
*James' last name is Dello Russo. In some sources, his last name is listed as just "Russo."
The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Flier (SS-250)
to the State of Vermont.