World War IIUS Navy
USS Gwin (DD-433)
Service Number: 06182671
Born: March 29, 1919, Jewell Co., Kansas
Inducted: February 20, 1942
Missing in action July 13, 1943, Solomon Islands
Status changed to presumed dead August 10, 1945
Memorial Tablet, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines
Son of Guy H. and Fannie Bell Patch Cure. Husband of Emma Clinkinbeard Cure of Cope.
Manila American Cemetery -
Tablet of those missing and buried at sea.
ABMC Staff Photo
Akron News-Reporter August 26, 1943
It is hoped that George Cure, who was reported missing when the USS Guin was sunk in the Solomon Isles on July 13, will be heard from in the near future.
It has been reported by a returned sailor, who was in that area at the time, that the crew abandoned ship and then sank it, without the loss of those on board.
Probably they were rescued and will be reported on at a later date.
George Cure is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Cure, who reside at Anton, and his wife Mrs. Emma Cure is now at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wilton Cowan, whose post office address is Anton.
US Navy Chronology of World War II
July 13, 1945 - Pacific Area.
Battle of Kolombangara is fought in the darkness off Kolombangara, Solomons, as three light cruisers and ten destroyers of TG 36.1 (Rear Admiral Walden L. Ainsworth) engage Japanese light cruiser and five destroyers (Rear Admiral Izaki Shunji) escorting troop-carrying destroyers. Japanese torpedoes damage U.S. light cruisers Honolulu (CL-48), 07°31'S, 157°19'E, and St. Louis (CL-49), 07°37'S, 157°16'E; and New Zealand light cruiser HMNZS Leander (which has replaced the lost Helena (CL-50)). Destroyer Gwin (DD-433), damaged by torpedo, is scuttled by Ralph Talbot (DD-390), 07°41'S, 157°27'E. Destroyers Woodworth (DD-460) and Buchanan (DD-484) are damaged by collision, 07°40'S, 157°14'E. Japanese light cruiser Jintsu is sunk by cruiser gunfire and destroyer torpedo, 07°38'S, 157°06'E; and destroyer Yukikaze is damaged.
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