Edward Blanchard ClouesEdward "Eddie" Blanchard Cloues
ENS on 7 Dec 1941

b. abt. 1918 - d. 7 Dec 1941

Researched by: N. A. Nease

From the USNA "Class of 1940"
Eddie left Long Beach June 22, 1940 on board CIMARRON, along with eleven classmates headed for ARIZONA at Pearl Harbor, all standing deck watches. The ARIZONA ensigns did not share the luxury cruise to Hawaii in MONTEREY with others of our class. He was assigned to A division (auxiliaries) in ARIZONA. ARIZONA went into Bremerton for overhaul in October and Eddie-forever fourth platoon-was assigned as basketball coach. ARIZONA returned to Pearl Harbor in January and in February Eddie was qualified for top watch in engineering. In June, ARIZONA returned to San Pedro for a Strength through Love visit. About the same time Eddie left the JO Mess, where he was president, for the Wardroom. He visited with Eric Young at Eric's home in Reno. The ship rejoined the Fleet at Pearl Harbor in August and on December 7, 1941 Eddie died when ARIZONA was blown up. He lies still in his ship. On August 10, 1943, USS CLOUES, DE 265, was christened at Boston Navy Yard by Eddie's mother, Mrs. Hattie B. Cloues. After serving in the Pacific from 1943 until decommissioned in December, 1945, and earning three battle stars, CLOUES was sold to a private purchaser in 1946. Eddie lives forever in the memories of those of us who knew him. (Submitted by Cary Hall)

WWII Casualty Information:
Name: Edward B. Cloues
State Registered: Hawaii
Death Date: 7 Dec 1941
Cemetery: Tablets of The Missing At Honolulu Memorial
Cemetery Burial Plot: Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Cemetery City: Honolulu
Cemetery Country: Hawaii
War: World War II
Awards: Purple Heart
Title: Ensign
RANK: Ensign
Service: U.S. Navy
Service ID: 0-085051
Division: United States Navy
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll

U.S. WWII Military Personnel Missing In Action or Lost At Sea, 1941-1946
Name: Edward B Cloues
Date of Loss: 7 Dec 1941 1
Branch: U.S. Navy
RANK: ENS
Service number: 85051
Status: Missing in Action

Edward B Cloues: Parents: Alfred S, Hattie B - Home 1930: Warner, Merrimack, NH - Birth: abt 1918

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