Fred Walden Tittsworth was the son of James Frederick Tittsworth and Offie Loreta Jones.

Shipped aboard The Liberty Ship, SS John Winthrop, as a member of the Naval Armed Guard. The John Winthrop vanished in transit across the North Atlantic during the war. Post war records from Germany showed that she was torpedoed and sunk on 24 September 1942. Lost in the action Crew 39, Armed Guard 13. Officially declared dead October 5, 1943.

Memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 5 December 1943
Mr. and Mrs. James Fred Pittsworth of 5312 Oakdale Avenue received word yesterday that their son, Fred Walden Pittsworth, 18, had been killed in action. He was a seaman 1C in the navy armed guard. The name of his ship was not disclosed. Pittsworth enlisted in the navy in McMinnville, his former home, when he was 17 years of age. He was a student at Dibrell and was in school in McMinnville when he enlisted. Two brothers of Seaman Pittsworth are also in the navy. Noel, 22, torpedoman’s mate 1C, is on submarine duty in the Atlantic. Elbert, 31, is a marine corps private first class, and is on duty in the South Pacific. An older brother, Jesse, is in defense work in Detroit. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Rose Morgan, Warren County, and Elsie Louise of this city and two brothers, Thomas Austin and William Larry, of this city.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 July 1924
  • Date of death: 4 October 1942
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: SS John Winthrop
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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