65 Edmund Bixby Kneisel, Kingsport, Tennessee

65 Edmund Bixby Kneisel, Kingsport, Tennessee

Edmund Bixby Kneisel

Edmund Bixby Kneisel
Edmund Bixby Kneisel

Rank/Rate:    Lieutenant

Service Number:    O-085729

Birth Date:    January 5, 1919

From:    Kingsport, Tennessee

Decorations:    Silver Star, Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Barbel (SS-316)

Loss Date:    February 4, 1945

Location:    Approximately 7° 49.5′ N, 116° 47.5′ E

Circumstances:    Sunk by air attack

Remarks:    Photo and information courtesy of Jim Converse.  Additional information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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