Ewell, James Purnell, EM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1945-1946, EM-0000, USS Piranha (SS-389)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Date of Passing
Sep 15, 2012
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW IIRequin Base
  1946, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Requin Base (Member) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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James P. Ewell
James P. Ewell, 87, of Macungie, formerly of Allentown and Philadelphia, died Saturday, September 15, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Mary (Bradley) Ewell. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James P. and Ellen (Anderson) Ewell. Jim was a graduate of Northeast High School in Philadelphia and LaSalle University, and was a district sales manager for Uniroyal Corporation for many years until retiring. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, as well as a former member of the Cathedral of St Catharine of Siena, Allentown, and the Knights of Columbus. A Navy Veteran of
WWII, Jim served on the USS Gabilan and the USS Pirahna submarines in the South Pacific. He was President and Treasurer of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII. Jim was also an active participant for over 50 years in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade. Survivors: Children, James P. of Oakland, CA, Mary Ellen, wife of Doug Strohl of Orefield, Nancy Kelley of Orefield, Theresa, wife of Dave Bahnick of Emmaus, Kenneth and Lisa Ewell of Medford, NJ, Meg, wife of Eric Kranzley of Orefield, Robert and Maria Ewell of Orefield, John and Lynne Ewell of Maple Glen, PA, Tim Kelley of Allentown; and 22 beloved and treasured grandchildren. Services: Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Dr., Orefield. Calling hours 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home 16th and Hamilton Sts. Allentown, and before Mass at 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the Church. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jims memory to: Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project Roundtable, 202 S. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104 or to the Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., Allentown, PA 18103.
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 2 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Orion (AS-18)USS Gabilan (SS-252)USS Euryale (AS-22)USS Piranha (SS-389)
  1944-1944, EN-4313, USS Orion (AS-18)
  1944-1945, EM-0000, USS Gabilan (SS-252)
  1945-1945, EM-0000, USS Euryale (AS-22)
  1945-1946, EM-0000, USS Piranha (SS-389)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
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