67 Elmer Ellsworth Gwinn Jr, Born Nashville, Tennessee

67 Elmer Ellsworth Gwinn Jr, Born Nashville, Tennessee

Elmer Ellsworth Gwinn, Jr.

Elmer Ellsworth Gwinn Jr.
Elmer Ellsworth Gwinn Jr.

Rank/Rate:    Electrician’s Mate, Third Class

Service Number:    337 27 75

Birth Date:    November 15, 1921

From:    Champaign, Illinois

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Kete (SS-369)

Loss Date:    March 20, 1945

Location:    Between 29-38N 130-02E and Midway

Circumstances:    Lost at sea, cause unknown

Remarks:    Elmer was born in Nashville, Tennessee.  Photo and information courtesy of Paul Wittmer.

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Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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