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Henry Bacon

Friday, February 23, 1945
Air Attack en route to Scotland
The Liberty Ship SS Henry Bacon was torpedoed by German aircraft while en convoy from Murmansk, Russia to Gourock, Scotland. The ship had become seperated from the convoy in a heavy gale. ... Four hours after receiving a radio warning about a possible air attack, German aircraft struck. Although the crew was able to down five planes, a torpedo found it's mark on the starboard side. The ship went down in about an hour. ... Survivors were picked up by British destroyers several hours later.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 22

Namesort ascending Service Branch
2nd Engineer Edgar Snyder USMM
Lt(jg) John Sippola USN
Messman George Shipka USMM
O.S. Donald Schiesher USMM
Sea 1c Earl Rubley USN
3rd Engineer Joseph Provencal USMM
Sea 1c Elmer Potvin USN
2nd Mate Lynn Palmer USMM
Sea 1c Donald Mayden USN
Chief Cook John Mastracci USMM
O.S. James Martin USMM
Bosun Holcomb Lammon USMM
Cook Cornelius Kearns USMM
Purser Robert Hunt USMM
Chief Engineer Donald Haviland USMM
Sea 1c Charles Harlacher USN
A.B. Frederick Funken USMM
3rd Mate Carl Fubel USMM
O.S. Robert Cramer USMM
Master Alfred Carini USMM

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