Merchant Marine. American
Roster information listed for Raymond Smithson
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|M.F. Elliott||Steam tanker||Able Seaman||3 Jun 1942||U-502|
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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