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George Dewey Hodges

Merchant Marine. American

Born  23 May 1898Mathews County, VA
Died  23 Jul 1942(44)

Roster information listed for George Dewey Hodges

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
OnondagaSteam merchantMaster23 Jul 1942 (+)U-129 (1)

Personal information

Son of Jesse Thomas and Martha Henrietta (Hunley) Hodges; husband of Edna R. Hodges and father of George Dewey, Jr., Doris E., Jean H. and Barbara Jane, of Norfolk, VA. His wedding ring was later found in the belly of a shark caught by Cuban fisherman in the area where Onondaga had been sunk. His brother Leslie Horace Hodges had died ten days earlier when Oneida was also torpedoed and sunk off Cuba.


  1. The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War against Hitler's U-boats by William Geroux

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