10 Arthur Castles Beeman, Born Memphis, Tennessee

10 Arthur Castles Beeman, Born Memphis, Tennessee

Arthur Castles Beeman

Arthur Castles Beemann In Dress Blues
Arthur Castles Beemann In Dress Blues
Arthur Castles Beeman In Dungarees
Arthur Castles Beeman In Dungarees

Rank/Rate:   Chief Pharmacist’s Mate

Service Number:   346 47 05

Birth Date:   December 13, 1912

From:   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Decorations:   Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Submarine:   USS Amberjack (SS-219)

Loss Date:   February 4, 1943

Location:   Southwest Pacific

Circumstances:   Killed by returning gunfire during battle surface while going to the aid of an injured officer.

Remarks:   Arthur was born in Memphis, Tennessee.  The Enlisted Club on the (former) U.S. Submarine Base in Pearl Harbor was named Beeman Center in his memory.  Photo on top courtesy of Norm Rutan. Photo on bottom courtesy of Zach Smith, MM2(SS). Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS AMBERJACK (SS-219)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Amberjack (SS-219)

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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