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Eric G. Shannon

Merchant Navy (R200844). Canadian

Born  2 Jul 1921Vancouver

Roster information listed for Eric G. Shannon

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
CockaponsetSteam merchantCrew member20 May 1941U-556 (1)

Personal information

Eric G. Shannon joined the Merchant Navy at the outbreak of war and signed on his first freighter, Trevalgan, on 3 Nov, 1939. He survived the sinking of Cockaponset and last served on the Dutch steam merchant Blommersdijk. Returning to Vancouver by bus after being discharged in New York City, he shortly thereafter joined the Canadian Army and participated in many battles in the Normandy campaign.


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