Tuesday, March 31, 2015

U.S. submarine veterans pay tribute to ill-fated USS Tullibee

Submarine veterans gathered at the Mississippi Submarine Memorial in Ocean Springs to honor the USS Tullibee, lost in combat during World War II. Pictured are (left to right): Fred Holcomb, Camilla Edmonds, Jane Hayes, Diana Larkowski, Joselyn Johnson, Jean Molaison, Chuck Nelson, Phil Saul, Merrill Molaison, C.P. Gerrn, Lionel Blum, Robert Cutrer, Nate Reeves, Kenneth Reeves, Mary Gillies, Charles Gilles, Richard Johnson (Base Commander), Herb Edmonds, Al Ferdinandsen, Carolann Ferdinandsen. (Courtesy Photo)

30 March 2015

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- Veterans of the submarine service gathered to pay tribute to the USS Tullibee (SS284), lost in combat during World War II in March 1944.
The seventh annual memorial service for the Tullibee was held at the Mississippi Submarine Memorial, located on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Ocean Springs.
The Tullibee was assigned by the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII to the State of Mississippi to be memorialized.
A bell rang out each time the name of a lost Tullibee crewmember was called out, after which the bell was tolled for each member of the Tullibee Base lost since the base was chartered.

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