72 William Francis Greaves, Memphis, Tennessee

72 William Francis Greaves, Memphis, Tennessee

William Francis Greaves

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Rank/Rate:    Electrician’s Mate, Third Class

Service Number:    965 88 95

Birth Date:    January 6, 1919

From:    Memphis, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart

Submarine:    USS Bullhead (SS-332)

Loss Date:    August 6, 1945

Location:    West end of Lombok Strait

Circumstances:    Sunk by air attack

Remarks:    William was born in Brownsville, Tennessee.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS BULLHEAD (SS-332)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Bullhead (SS-332)

Find a Grave Memorial: EM3 William Francis Greaves III (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial). William Greaves III has a cenotaph at the family plot at Trinity Cemetery in Nutbush, Tennessee.

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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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