Eugene Simon Karpe, USN

Born  21 Aug 1904Delhi, Louisiana, USA
Died  23 Feb 1950(45)Salzburg, Austria


30 Jun 1936 Lt.
1 Feb 1941 Lt.Cdr.
15 Aug 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Aug 1943 T/Capt.


Warship Commands listed for Eugene Simon Karpe, USN

USS Whipple (DD 217)Lt.Cdr.DestroyerMar 194129 Jun 1942
USS Boyle (DD 600)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer15 Aug 19421 Feb 1943
USS Charrette (DD 581)T/Cdr.Destroyer18 May 19436 Jun 1944

Career information

Died on the Oriƫnt Express train in a tunnel near Salzburg while en-route from Vienna to Paris. Possibly foul play as he likely had information regarding spies while he had been Naval Attache in Rumania.

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