Hubert Ralph Gurney

Hubert Ralph Gurney was born to James and Adele Gurney in May, 1917. Ralph and his little sister Audrey grew up on Munn Avenue in Teaneck.  In Ralph’s free time, he liked to collect various rare and uncommon stamps. He graduated Teaneck High in the class of ‘35. It was his ambition to become a stockbroker.

Ralph enlisted into the Navy on December 11th, 1939, but reenlisted on April 3rd, 1942. On January 23rd 1944, Ralph was promoted Yeoman Chief Petty Officer of the USS Trout submarine. Ralph took part in all 11 of the submarines patrols in the Pacific. On the 29th of February, 1944, an American submarine was attacked by a Japanese submarine in the Trout’s patrol area.  On April 17th, the Trout was declared presumed lost, including Ralph.  Ralph was declared dead on January 14, 1946.  He was memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial in Hawaii.  He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart as well as the Gold Star.

High School Yearbook

  1. 1935 Yearbook, Page 31
  2. 1935 Yearbook, Page 83
  3. 1935 Yearbook, Page 115

Te-Hi News (Teaneck High School Newspaper)

  1. March 20, 1935

American Battle Monuments Commission

  1. Hubert R. Gurney

  1. 1920 United States Federal Census
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census
  4. National Jewish Welfare Board Bureau of War Records
  5. New York New York National Guard Service Cards, 1917-1954
  6. World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945
  7. WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings (Historical Military Records)

  1. Gurney, Hubert Ralph
  2. Report of Changes


  1. CPO Hubert Ralph Gurney - Military Timeline

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C.

  1. World War II Honoree - Hubert Ralph Gurney
  2. Chief Yeoman Hubert Ralph Gurney
  3. World War II Missing in Action or Buried at Sea - Hubert R. Gurney Website

  1. USS Trout (SS-202)


  1. USS Trout (SS-202)

Find A Grave Website

  1. YnC Hubert R. Gurney