Ens. Edward W Gosselin

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Edward Webb Gosselin

Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut
Death: Died in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, HI, USA
Cause of death: Aboard the USS Arizona
Place of Burial: Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Napolean Gosselin and Florilla Helena Gosselin
Brother of James Webb Gosselin

Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
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About Ens. Edward W Gosselin


Ensign Edward Webb Gosselin (1 May 1917 – 7 December 1941) was an officer of the United States Navy who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Gosselin was born on 1 May 1917 at Hamden, Connecticut, and educated at Yale University. He was the son of Edward Napoleon and Florilla Helena (Webb) Gosselin. He enlisted as an Apprentice Seaman 30 September 1940 and was commissioned 14 March 1941.

Ensign Gosselin’s first duty station was the battleship USS Arizona (BB-39). He reported on board on 3 May 1941 as an Engineer, and was on board the ship when she was sunk at Pearl Harbor. Ensign Gosselin was officially declared dead as of 7 December 1941.


In 1944, the high speed transport USS Gosselin (APD-126) was named in his honor.


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Ens. Edward W Gosselin's Timeline

Hamden, Connecticut
December 7, 1941
Age 24
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu County, HI, USA
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States