Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Another Pearl Harbor Survivor Dies in 2012

From the March 26, 2012, Kitsap Sun "Manuel W. Cueller, 97."

Mr. Cueller joined the Navy in 1935 and served 22 years.  His was an electrician and first ship was the battleship USS Pennsylvania in 1937.  Then he became a plank owner (first crew) on the cruiser USS Helena.

His ship was at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and in the berth which normally would have been occupied by his former ship, the USS Pennsylvania, had it not been in drydock.

The Helena was torpedoed and Manuel had to restore power to the bridge.

--GreGen

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