13 J W Wayne Pierce Maryville, Tennessee

13 J W Wayne Pierce Maryville, Tennessee

J. W. Wayne Pierce

J. W. Wayne Pierce
J. W. Wayne Pierce

Rank/Rate:    Seaman, Second Class

Service Number:    641 23 58

Birth Date:    January 21, 1922

From:    Maryville, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Pickerel (SS-177)

Loss Date:    April 3, 1943

Location:    Off Honshu, Japan

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by depth charge attack

Remarks:    He was born in Champaign, Illinois.  Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer. NavSource,

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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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