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American Leader

Thursday, September 10, 1942
Attacked by German Raider Michel
Prior to September 10, nine Allied ships had fallen prey to the Michel, and on that dark night the American Leader became the 10th. Following the sinking, the Michel returned to the scene. From three liferafts, 47 survivors were picked up and taken prisoner. Eleven men were lost.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 19

Name Service Branchsort ascending
Y 3c Donald Behrendt USN
Sea 2c Alvin Mlodzik USN
Sea 2c Carl Mogensen USN
Lt(jg) William Dryer USN
Sea 1c Harold Myers USN
Sea 1c Charles Ragland USN
Chief Engineer George Schabel USMM
2nd Engineer Frank Stallman USMM
Chief Steward Joseph Medicis USMM
Jr. 3rd Engineer Oliver Schneider USMM
Jr. Engineer Marshall Soper USMM
Deck Cadet Gordon Tyne USMM
Carpenter Felix Nordfors USMM
A.B. Frans Arvio USMM
Messman Alfred Bradberry USMM
Engine Cadet Joseph Di Cicco USMM
Electrician Charles Feeney USMM
A.B. Moody Harrison USMM
2nd Mate Walter Lee USMM