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Remembering World War II
Harold Brengle Ogilvie
Name: Harold Brengle Ogilvie Service Number: 201 73 90 Rank/Rate: Torpedoman's Mate, Second Class Service: USS Amberjack (SS-219), U.S. Submarine Force Date of Birth: February 5, 1921 Place of Birth: Redlands, California Enlistment: Mentone, California Martial Status: Single Date of Death: February 16, 1943 Age at Death: 22 Memorial: National Submarine Memorial (Seal Beach, California) US Harold Brengle Ogilvie was the son of James Joseph Ogilvie (1875-1971) and Catherine Barbara (McDonald) Ogilvie (1880-1968). His mother was born in South Lochaber, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia and his brother Nathan Mitford Ogilvie (1913-1984) was also born in South Lochaber, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia. Harold was born in Redlands, California. The family was living in California during WWII. Harold Brengle Ogilvie joined the United States Submarine Force and served on the USS Amberjack (SS-219). The USS Amberjack (SS-219) departing Brisbane on 26 January, 1943 for a third war patrol in the Solomons area. On 13 February, Amberjack was assigned the entire Rabaul-Buka-Shortland Sea area and told to hunt for traffic. The last radio transmission received from Amberjack was made on 14 February 1943 was ordered north of latitude 6°30'S, and told to keep hunting for Rabaul traffic. All further messages to Amberjack remained unanswered, and it was assumed that the submarine was probably sunk by depth charge attack. All members of the crew were lost.
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