William Bruce Tinneny (1925-1980)
was the son of James J. Tinneny of Greenock,
Scotland and Philadelphia and Gertrude A. Spence. He was
born in Philadelphia and in 1942, with the United States
heavily engaged in World War II, he enlisted in the United
States Navy. He served as a gunner with the Armed
Guard crews aboard the Merchant Marine ships in the North
Atlantic. He served on the S.S. Henry Wynkoop, S.S.
Joel Poinsett, SS John H. Murphy, SS Paulsboro and the USS
Auk. Go to the following link for a first hand account of
heroic war time activities.