Fred J. Jewell Quartermaster Second Class

Tribute to a sailor…

Our Ancestors

You probably never heard Fred J. Jewell’s name before. That’s a pity unless you read the comments on my blog.

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My grand mom would know of such feelings. She sent 3 sons off to war. Two in the Navy, one in the Army Air Corps. All 3 went M.I.A. during the last year of the war. My uncle Randy was shot down over Germany P.O.W. My dad’s ship got frozen in the North Atlantic after battle with no radio communication. My dad, Coy A. Jewell made it back from the North Atlantic. Almost lost his legs from gangrene. Uncle Randall M. Jewell was machine gunned by a German guard left for dead. He came home. My uncle Fred didn’t come home. You see Fred Jackson Jewell was aboard the U.S.S. Bullhead the last American submarine sunk in WWII. Your son did not die…

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2 thoughts on “Fred J. Jewell Quartermaster Second Class

  1. Fred J. Jewell
    May 2, 1921 – Aug. 13, 1945
    Born in Riner; grew up in Roanoke. Served in the Marines. Was on the USS Bullhead when it was sunk by a submarine in the Java Sea. Body never recovered. Survived by his parents, John and Clydie Jewell; brothers, Coy, Randolph, James and Alfred; sisters, Hellen and Annie Marie

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