Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bits of War: PT-109-- Death of Pear Harbor Survivor

1.  PT-109:  August 2, 1943.  PT-109, commanded by LT (jg) John F. Kennedy, was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagira off the Solomon Islands.  Two crew were killed and Kennedy led others to a nearby island.

2.  DEATH OF PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR--  From 7-31-13 Kitsap Sun.  William Payne Powell, 95, of Bremerton  (Dec. 1, 1917 to July 18, 2013).  On USS Dale at Pearl Harbor and served on submarines in the war.  His ashes were scattered at sea from the submarine USS Michigan.

--GreGen

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