WILLIAM E. PENNEWILL, LCDR, USN
William Pennewill '29
Date of birth: February 20, 1907
Date of death: June 23, 1942
From the 1929 Lucky Bag:
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.
USS Pennewill (DE 175) was named for William; the ship was sponsored by his widow.