Lester Mayfield Whaley

Son of Andrew Pinkney Whaley and Laura Bohanan
Wife: Mrs. Loretta Whaley, Rt 1, Englewood, TN

D 06413339
Entered the Service From Tennessee
Rank Fireman, Second Class

Service U.S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve

Died 10 July 1943
Officially declared dead on 11 July 1944

Served on the U.S.S. Maddox (DD622)
Memorialized at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy

The Knoxville Journal, August 9, 1943
Englewod, Aug. 6 – Lester Mayfield Whaley, fireman third class in the U.S. Navy, formerly of Englewood, Rt. 1, was reported missing in action July 19 by the War Department. Fireman whaley entered teh service about 10 months ago. I’m expecting him to return safely, his wife said.

  • Rank: Fireman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 June 1916
  • Date of death: 11 July 1944
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Englewood
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Maddox (DD-622)
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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