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Whitbeck, Franklin P.

Franklin P. Whitbeck U.S. Navy WWII
Franklin P. Whitbeck U.S. Navy WWII

Date of Birth: 3/13/1913
Died On: 6/24/1996 Last Residence: 06488, Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut
Street Address: Home in 1940: Eastchester
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy - US DESTROYER ESCORT EDMONDS

Veteran Code: USN-291

BIOGRAPHY Extended Information
Franklin P. Whitbeck was born in New York in 1913. The census records show his families Home in 1940: Eastchester. Franklin served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Artist Joins Brides -Elect Girl and Twin Sister Well-Known in Pittsburgh Lila B. Rand, sister of Mrs. James Lee Austin of Aylesboro Ave. and a twin of Lindsay Rand, who often has done pastels of Pittsburgh dogs, is engaged. Her betrothal to Franklin Plummer Whitbeck of Bronxville has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Rand of Rye, N. Y. Lila, like Lindsay, is artistically inclined and has chosen horses as her subjects. Her art work has been concentrated in Virginia, Kentucky and parts of Pennsylvania, including, Pittsburgh, where' there are prominent stables. Lindsay was a recent guest of her sister and while here did pastels of some of the winners in the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club show. The prospective bride is a granddaughter, of the late Senator James Ware. Bradbury of Maine. The twins made their debut in the 1935-1936 season in New York and. Baltimore. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/67483884/the-pittsburgh-press/

Lieut. Franklin P. Whitbeck On Rescue Ship Of Escort Carrier ABOARD THJE US DESTROYER ESCORT EDMONDS Delayed Lieut, j. g Franklin P. Whitbeck, U. S. N. R. , whose wife lives at 30 Cayuga Street, Rye, served aboard this ship while she fought heavy seas and enemy aircraft to rescue some 375 survivors from a stricken escort carrier which had been hit during an air attack. The USS Edmonds was one of four vessels assigned to the rescue mission. The enemy continued air attacks in the early stages of the rescue already hampered by darkness and rough seas. Tune after time. Lieut. Comdr. John S. Burrows, Jr. , 33, USNR commanding officer of the Edmonds, maneuvered his ship upwind and permitted it to drift slowly toward the largest concentration of survivors, who climbed aboard on life lines, ladders, cargo and floater nets. At least half the new of the crew of the Edmonds voluntarily entered the water at one time or another to lend a hand to exhausted survivors. The ships motor whaleboat carried many of the carriers crew. PAGE TEN T H E RYE CHRONICLE Friday, June 1, 1945
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