WILLIAM E. PENNEWILL, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

William Pennewill '29

Date of birth: February 20, 1907

Date of death: June 23, 1942

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:

Loss

William was lost on June 23, 1942 when the F4F-4 he was piloting crashed near NAS Kodiak, Alaska.

He is buried in Delaware and was survived by his wife.

Namesake

USS Pennewill (DE 175) was named for William; the ship was sponsored by his widow.


Class of 1929

William is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 in Memorial Hall.