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. The September 1946 issue of SHIPMATE indicates he was the commanding officer of Escort Scouting Squadron (VGS) 12 and that the crash occurred "on runway."

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.