Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Raymond Smithson

Merchant Marine. American

Roster information listed for Raymond Smithson

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
M.F. ElliottSteam tankerAble Seaman3 Jun 1942U-502

Personal information

Cornelius F. O’Connor and Raymond Smithson were picked up for questioning by U-502 after the sinking of M.F. Elliott and stayed aboard when it had to dive when an aircraft appeared. The U-boat surfaced after three hours and the Germans placed the men in a dinghy, provided them with water, food and the direction to reach the nearest coast. They were rescued five days later by the Santa Maria and landed at Santos.

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