Edward Blanchard Cloues
|Birthplace:||Warner, New Hampshire|
|Death:||Died in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA|
|Cause of death:||Aboard the USS Arizona|
|Place of Burial:||Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States|
|Managed by:||Nathan Luke Cowdrey|
Historical records matching Ensign Edward B. Cloues
About Ensign Edward B. Cloues
Ensign Edward Blanchard Cloues, son of Alfred S. & Hattie (Blanchard) Cloues was born 25 December 1917 at Warner, New Hampshire He was aboard the USS. Arizona when it was sunk on 7 December 1941 during the Japanese attack. His body remains with the ship and his shipmates. He was awarded a Purple Heart posthumously, which was sent to his mother in May 1942.
“Eddie,” as he was known to his family and friends, had graduated from Simonds Free High School at the top of his class, had been active in sports, and a member of the school’s orchestra. He attended the University of New Hampshire for a year pending his appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he graduated in 1940.
He was assigned to the Battleship USS Arizona (BB 39), stationed at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, reporting for duty June 29, 1940. He was supposed to be on leave in Honolulu, but had traded with another Ensign for ship’s duty. He was on engineering duty in one of the USS Arizona’s turrets when the battleship was attacked, and he was killed in action.
. The USS Cloues (DE 265) was the first ship to be named for a New Hampshire hero of World War II. His mother christened the ship at the Boston Navy Yard on 10 Aug 1943.