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Ankeny, William, QM3.
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Home Town Akron, OH
Last Address Lakemore, OH
Casualty Date Apr 18, 1944
Cause Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason Other Explosive Device
Location Pacific Ocean
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates Court 5 (cenotaph)
Last Known Activity
The USS Gudgeon (SS-211) left on her 12th patrol 4 April 1944, checked in at Johnson Island on 7 April and was never heard from again. Her loss is a mystery. On 7 June 1944, she was officially declared lost and presumed lost. Quartermaster Third Class Ankeny was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 15 January 1946.