Chester Eugene Hamby
Born 3 June 1920, Crossville, Cumberland, Tennessee
Missing since 9 August 1942, Solomon Islands
Finding of Death date 10 August 1943
Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
Son of William Andrew Hamby and Edna Ella Myatt
Husband of Ivy Evelyn Kemplin
Seaman First Class

Chester Hamby served aboard the heavy cruiser USS Quincy CA-39. He was killed in action on August 9, 1942 at the battle of Savo Island. The Quincy was sunk by the Japanese cruiser Chokai and 398 American sailors went down with their ship. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.

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