31 William Peet Hemphill, Chattanooga, Tennessee

31 William Peet Hemphill, Chattanooga, Tennessee

William Peet Hemphill, Jr.

William Peet Hemphill Jr.
William Peet Hemphill Jr.

Rank/Rate:    Radioman, First Class

Service Number:    640 27 26

Birth Date:    September 23, 1913

From:    Chattanooga, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Corvina (SS-226)

Loss Date:    November 16, 1943

Location:    Just south of Truk

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by Japanese submarine I-176

Remarks:     Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS CORVINA (SS-226)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Corvina (SS-226)

Find a Grave Memorial: RM1 William Peet Hemphill, Jr (Honolulu Memorial)

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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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