Wilfred Dolar Gamache

Wilfred Dolar Gamache

Age: 28
Branch: USNR
Rank: CCM (AA)(CB)
Unit: UDT9
Station: U.S.S. Belknap

Fallen on: 12 Jan 1945
Location: Lingayen Gulf
Campaign:  Invasion of Lingayen Gulf

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart (awarded posthumously)

Hometown: Lynn, MA

Chief Gamache was among 38 killed when a Japanese suicide plane hit the USS Belknap  (APD-34) amidships. 11 of those lost were from UDT9.