Blinston, Wesley Hope, RM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-2304-Morse Code Operator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1942-1942, RM-2304, USS Grunion (SS-216)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
RM-Radioman

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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ryegate, MT
Last Address
9 Alderson Ave
Billings, MT
(Mother~Sophie H Blinston)

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Gulf of Alaska
Conflict
USS Grunion (SS-216)
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (Cenotaph)

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  Obituary in the THE BILLINGS (MONTANA) GAZETTE
   
Date
Sep 19, 1943

Last Updated:
Apr 10, 2017
   
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THE BILLINGS (MONTANA) GAZETTE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1943, PAGE SEVEN

REPORT LOCAL SAILOR DEAD: WESLEY BLINSTON WAS IN ALEUTIANS
Wesley Hope Blinston, 25, son of Mrs. Sophie Blinston, 6 Alderson avenue, has been listed as killed in action by the navy department. The report is based on investigations made since Sept. 30, 1942, when he was reported missing, according to official notice received by the mother.

Mr. Blinston was a radioman third class, and was serving on a submarine in the Aleutian theater of war at the time he was reported missing.

He was born Aug. 14, 1918, at the M A Bar ranch near Ryegate. In 1922 the family moved to Billings, where the son attended school and was graduated in 1936 from Billings high school. He was employed by the local Dun & Bradstreet office for a year. After a term at the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis, he was affiliated with Dun & Bradstreet in Great Falls.

In October 1940 Mr. Blinston enlisted in the naval reserve and was called to active duty June 1941.

Surviving beside the mother are a half brother, Leslie Blinston of Chicago, and a half sister, Mrs. Iva Anmundson, of Minneapolis. The father, Walter Blinston, died in Billings in 1936.

Crew member on the Grunion (SS-216) 7/30/1942 Imploded after Losing Depth Control off Aleutian Islands

   
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