HERMAN J. GERDES, JR., ENS, USN
Herman Gerdes, Jr. '44
Date of birth: April 6, 1921
Date of death: July 26, 1944
From the 1944 Lucky Bag:
Herman was lost when USS Robalo (SS 273) sank on July 26, 1944, possibly by a mine. Only four men survived the initial sinking, but they were captured and did not survive to tell what they knew of the loss.