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Chadwick Evins Chester

Merchant Marine. American

Born   1921
Died  Feb 2011(90)

Roster information listed for Chadwick Evins Chester

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Eastern SwordSteam merchantAble Seaman4 May 1942U-162

Personal information

Chadwick Evins Chester was in the galley eating when EASTERN SWORD was torpedoed and cracked some ribs and broke a foot when thrown against a table. Because the galley door was jammed by the blast, he had to crawl through one of the portholes and climbed to the deck to get into the lifeboat that was being lowered.

He worked up his way in the US Merchant Marine, earned his Master's license and commanded his own ship by late summer 1945.

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