Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

August Wallenhaupt

Merchant Marine. American

Roster information listed for August Wallenhaupt

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Puerto RicanSteam merchantFireman9 Mar 1943U-586

Personal information

The sole survivor August Wallenhaupt of the sinking of Puerto Rican in the Norwegian Sea, wearing a lifesaving suit, was picked up from a raft by HMS St. Elstan on 12 March and landed in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. From there he was taken to a hospital in Reykjavik aboard the American troop transport USS Gemini (AP 75), arriving on 16 March. He eventually lost both feet and most of the fingers of both hands.

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