Walter Howard Lewis
|Born||20 Jun 1925||Lexington, KY|
|Died||16 Feb 2014||(88)|
Roster information listed for Walter Howard Lewis
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|Thomas McKean||Steam merchant||Signalman Third Class||29 Jun 1942||U-505 (1)|
Walter Howard Lewis enlisted at the age of 16 by changing the date on his birth certificate. Thomas McKean was his first ship and she was torpedoed on her maiden voyage. He survived in the lifeboat in charge of the master that was picked up by a minesweeper after five days. He went on to serve on the Cities Service Koolmotor, the Pearl Harbor and finally the Chickamauga.
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