Qm1c Melvyn Amour Gandre

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Qm1c Melvyn Amour Gandre

Birthplace: Salt Lake, Utah, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT, United States
Death: December 07, 1941 (25-26)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Honolulu County, HI, United States (KIA aboard the USS Utah)
Place of Burial: Entombed
Immediate Family:

Son of Otto Emil Franz Gandre and Ellen Emma Gandre
Husband of Valliquette Jo Gandre
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Frank Leray Gandre; Betty Bretzing; Leslie W. Gandre; Edith L. Gandre; Robert Blaine Gandre and 1 other

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About Qm1c Melvyn Amour Gandre




Melvyn Gandre was a Utah boy who sought his fortune upon the world's oceans.

Married, with two young children, he was in his early 20s in 1941, a quartermaster first class in the U.S. Navy.

It was Dec. 6, 1941. The USS Utah was docked at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor.

Brent Gandre: "This fellow and my uncle spent Saturday night in the conning tower because it was so warm under deck. . . . This person was awakened so that he could do the flag ceremony at sunrise in the morning, and Uncle Mel stayed in bed.

"Somehow, when the bombs came, the doors jammed and Uncle Mel couldn't get out and he went under, inside the conning tower."

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Qm1c Melvyn Amour Gandre's Timeline

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT, United States
December 7, 1941
Age 26
Honolulu County, HI, United States