Paul Emile Hope

Paul Emile Hope

Vermont, USA
Death 3 Feb 1943
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Memorial ID 60463224 · 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 November 4, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Paul served as a Radioman, Second Class, U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He resided in Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont prior to the war.

Paul was a Passenger on the S.S. Dorchester.

Paul was declared "Missing In Action" " when the Dorchester was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-223 and sunk in the North Atlantic during the war.

675 crew and passengers lost their lives in this sinking. The sinking of Dorchester was the worst single loss of American personnel of any American convoy during World War II.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 617254

Paul was married, however his wife's name is currently unknown.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 22 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60463224
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Paul Emile Hope (unknown–3 Feb 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 60463224, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .