From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Daniel Seidell '43

Date of birth: September 16, 1920

Date of death: February 16, 1943

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Dan was lost when USS Amberjack (SS 219) was sunk by a patrol craft on February 16, 1943 near Rabaul.

He has a memory marker in Iowa; he was survived by his parents and his sister.

From the Class of 1943 anniversary book "25 years later…":

Dan was born in September 1920 in Neola, Iowa. He was appointed from Iowa and reported to the Academy on 12 July 1939. Upon graduation he reported for submarine training to the Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut. In January 1943 he reported to the submarine USS AMBERJACK in the Pacific. She departed Brisbane on a war patrol in the Rabaul-Buka-Shortland Sea Area. After a number of battles on the surface she was lost with all hands, possibly to the Japanese torpedo boat HAYODORI and SUBCHASER No. 18 on 16 February, 1943, Dan wore the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal with Fleet Clasp, and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Edna Marie Ryan Seidell who at Dan's death resided at 3869 Dewey Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska.

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James Lewellyn ’43 was also lost aboard USS Amberjack (SS 219).

Class of 1943

Daniel is one of 84 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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