35 Earl Cheatham, Knoxville, Tennessee

35 Earl Cheatham, Knoxville, Tennessee

Earl Cheatham

Earl Cheatham
Earl Cheatham

Rank/Rate:    Steward’s Mate, First Class

Service Number:    641 70 65

Birth Date:    January 27, 1926

From:    Knoxville, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Capelin (SS-289)

Loss Date:    December 2, 1943

Location:    Off Celebes possibly off Kaoe Bay

Circumstances:    Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks:     Photo courtesy of John Bell, nephew. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS CAPELIN (SS-289)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Capelin (SS-289)

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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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