46 Wesley Willard Worthington Jr, Memphis, Tennessee

46 Wesley Willard Worthington Jr, Memphis, Tennessee

Wesley Willard Worthington, Jr.

Wesley Willard Worthington Jr.
Wesley Willard Worthington Jr.

Rank/Rate:    Electrician’s Mate, Second Class

Service Number:    296 00 91

Birth Date:    November 7, 1923

From:    Memphis, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Gudgeon (SS-211)

Loss Date:    April 18, 1944

Location:    Off Iwo Jima

Circumstances:    Probably sunk by air attack

Remarks:     Photo courtesy of Robert Cruthirds via Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS GUDGEON (SS-211)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Gudgeon (SS-211)

Find a Grave Memorial: EM2 Wesley Willard Worthington, Jr (Honolulu Memorial)

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

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