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William 'Bruce' Tinneny 

United States Navy

Photo courtesy Dot Tinneny.

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 Bruce's heroic war time activities.

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