Ens Winthrop Warren Mellen, Jr

Ens Winthrop Warren Mellen, Jr

New York, USA
Death 13 Oct 1943 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Navy
Memorial ID 56248997 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until October 14, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Winthrop, who resided at 1300 Harrison Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Ensign on the U.S.S. Bristol (DD-453), U.S. Navy during World War II.

The Bristol, while escorting a convoy to Oran, Algeria, was struck on the port side at the forward engine room by a single torpedo from U-boat U-371 commanded by Waldemar Mehl. The Bristol was broken in half by the single explosion and sank. The Bristol suffered the loss of 52 of her crew.

Winthrop was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He had served in the Navy for eleven months at the time of his death and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

Son of Winthrop Warren Mellen, Sr. and Catherine Branch Mellen.

Service # O-224099

The Bristol received three battle stars for her World War II service.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Delaware.



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248997
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ens Winthrop Warren Mellen, Jr (1921–13 Oct 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56248997, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .