Kenneth O. McConney
Kenneth McConney was born in New York to Miriam and Fitz McConney on 6/18/1918. His parents were born in the British West Indies. Kenneth had an older and a younger sister. The family lived in New York and by 1944 the family was living in Teaneck, NJ.
Kenneth served in the Coast Guard on a Landing Ship (LST-327). He served as a Gunner’s Mate, 3rd Class and participated in five invasions: North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and Normandy.
On August 27, 1944, the ship was either struck by a torpedo from a German U-Boat; or hit a mine while in the English Channel. Gunner’s Mate McConney was injured and he died of his wounds on August 28,1944.
This valiant serviceman is buried in Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa, NJ.
- 1920 United States Federal Census
- New York, State Census, 1925
- 1930 United States Federal Census
- 1940 United States Federal Census
fold3.com (Historical Military Records)
National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website
U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Website
Find A Grave Website