17 Hyram Paul Guess, Born Ridgely Tennessee

17 Hyram Paul Guess, Born Ridgely Tennessee

Hyram Paul Guess  

Hyram Paul Guess
Hyram Paul Guess

Rank/Rate:    Chief Torpedoman’s Mate

Service Number:    295 12 05

Birth Date:    November 28, 1908

From:    Oakland, California

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Pompano (SS-181)

Loss Date:    September 17, 1943

Location:    Off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan

Circumstances:    Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks:    Hyram was born in Ridgely, Tennessee. Photo and information courtesy of Paul Guess, son.

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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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