64 William Thomas Meacham Jr, Born Chattanooga, Tennessee

64 William Thomas Meacham Jr, Born Chattanooga, Tennessee

William Thomas Meacham, Jr.

William Thomas Meacham Jr.
William Thomas Meacham Jr.

Rank/Rate:    Fire Controlman, Second Class

Service Number:    640 16 17

Birth Date:    February 5, 1921

From:    Rossville, Georgia

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Swordfish (SS-193)

Loss Date:    January 12, 1945

Location:    Near Yaku Island off Kyushu, Japan

Circumstances:    Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks:    William was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Information courtesy of George O. Meacham, Jr., cousin, via Reid Kimbrough.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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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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