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George Anselm Talus, None

conflict:World War II
rank:Petty Officer
serial number:3278228
location:Served in the North Atlantic during World War One; served on the hospital ship USS Solace as well as various other battleships, cruisers, and destroyers during his naval career.
enlistment date:Jan. 3, 1919
place enlisted:Chisholm, MN
discharge date:May 22, 1945
place discharged:USN Hospital, Great Lakes, IL
history:While serving aboard the USS Solace, the ship's company took part in the rescue of 14 survivors of the USS Lexington after it was sunk in the Pacific Theater. Also served aboard the USS Montgomery, USS Henshaw, USS Savannah, USS Arkansas, USS North Dakota, USS West Virginia, USS Pillsbury, USS Sacramento, USS Tennessee, USS Pope, USS Tatnuck, USS New York, and USS Hull. Retired from the Navy in 1940, but was recalled to active duty and was serving at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
service documents:
references:Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 318.

Personal Information

date of birth:Jan. 7, 1901
birth place:
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:Dec. 11, 1949
father:Michael Talus
mother:Alma Elizabeth Talus (née Pakola)
siblings:Frank, William, Andrew, Otto, Albert, Helen.
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 1/21/2017