Wyman, Eldon Paul, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
000X-Unknown Navy Officer Classification/ Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 000X, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
Service Years
1940 - 1941
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Portland, OR
Last Address
Portlland, OR

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Wilhelm's Memorial Mausoleum - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Eldon Wyman was born on January 11, 1917, in Portland, Oregon, and attended the University of Oregon from 1936 to 1940.  On August 22, 1940, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an Apprentice Seaman.  Following training on the USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) he was appointed as Midshipman on March 17, 1941, and after attending Midshipman's School at Northwestern University he was commissioned an Ensign on June 12, 1941.  On July 19, 1941, he reported aboard USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and was assigned duty as junior watch officer of the ship's fire control division.
 
Six decades after he died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Wyman was interred with full military honors at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Sunset Chapel. Nearly 50 people attended the service and more than 100, including Pearl Harbor survivors, Patriot Guard and family from Puget Sound. Wyman had been buried in an unknown's grave at Punchbowl National Cemetery in Hawaii until he was identified in August 2008 through his sister's DNA. He was the son of Lilly P and Paul H Wyman.
   
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Service number: 102130

Namesake of the USS Wyman (DE-38).
   
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  1940-1941, AS-0000, USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37)

Apprentice Seaman

From Month/Year
August / 1940

To Month/Year
March / 1941

Unit
USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) Unit Page

Rank
Apprentice Seaman

NEC
AS-0000-Apprentice Seaman

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) Details

USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37)
Hull number CA-37

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS R-U

Strength
Heavy Cruiser

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jul 2, 2018
   
   
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10 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37)

Sowell, SL, (1940-1946) GMG GMG-0872 [Other Service Rank]
Meehling, Frederick William, CAPT, (1933-1954) OFF 410X Lieutenant Commander
Mell, Max, CWO2, (1931-1967) OFF 000X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Williams, Clyde, CPO RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Notton, Melvin, CPO YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wyman, Elden, ENS, (1940-1941) 00 00-0000 Seaman Apprentice
McINTIRE, Dr. Ross, VADM, (1917-1947) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Badt, Harry, RDML, (1908-1947) Captain
Fuqua, Samuel Glen, RDML, (1919-1953) Lieutenant Commander
Powell, Falvey C., CDR, (1940-1971) Seaman Second Class

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