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Franklin "Gene" Reynolds

Franklin Reynolds

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 283 86 97
Birth Date September 25, 1921
From Cary, Illinois
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Barbel (SS-316)
Loss Date February 4, 1945
Location Approximately 7 49.5' N x 116 47.5' E
Circumstances Sunk by air attack
Remarks In the Navy, he was known as "Franklin Reynolds." On his birth certificate, he is listed as "Gene Franklin Tilford." Some sources list him as "Franklin Eugene Tilford Reynolds."

Photo and information courtesy of Eileen Reynolds Sheehan, sister, and Jim Converse.

 

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