|Birth: ||May 1, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1942|
Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Machinist Mate Second Class (MM2/c) Jeremiah Daniel Dennis enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1939. He served briefly with his brother Edward aboard USS RANGER (CV-4). He joined USS JUNEAU (CL-52), an Atlanta-class light cruiser, in February 1942. The ship and her crew participated in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the South Pacific. On Friday, November 13, 1942 JUNEAU was struck by a Japanese torpedo, there was a tremendous explosion and the ship sank in less than a minute. Jeremiah Dennis, all five Sullivan brothers, plus 804 of their shipmates were killed. Jeremiah's name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila City, Philippines.
Sadly, Jeremiah's brother, Edward Guy Dennis, Jr. was killed about seven weeks later on January 1, 1943 when his PBY Catalina flying boat crashed near Guadalcanal.
Edward Guy Dennis (1885 - 1963)
Loretta Anna Dennis (1891 - 1953)
Edward Guy Dennis (1914 - 1943)*
Jeremiah Daniel Dennis (1918 - 1942)
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
Maintained by: Bruce and Wendy Linz
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56770021
Added: Oct. 31, 2015
May God Bless You always for your sacrifice for our country. You are not forgotten.|
Added: Sep. 12, 2013
Bruce and Wendy Linz
Added: Jun. 26, 2012