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George Harvey Penland, Jr.

George Harvey Penland, Jr.

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Lieutenant, Junior Grade
Service Number O-101530
Birth Date June 5, 1914
From Dallas, Texas
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Loss Date May 4, 1943
Location 10-10.8 N, 121-42.7 E
Circumstances Was hit in the head by empty gun case as it was ejected from the gun; fell overboard unconscious and was not recovered
Remarks

George was born in Waco, Texas.

From the endorsement to the Report of Gudgeon's Eighth War Patrol:  "Lieutenant (jg) Penland was an excellent submarine officer and an outstanding leader among his men." 

Photo courtesy of Mike Ostlund.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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