Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Francis Raymond Hauer

USN (2581902). American

Born  27 Aug 1920Baltimore, MD
Died  10 Jan 2013(92)

Photo courtesy of Bill Hauer

Roster information listed for Francis Raymond Hauer

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Leary (DD 158)DestroyerRadio Technician Second Class24 Dec 1943U-275 (1)

Personal information

Extract of the action report about the sinking written by the commander of USS Leary:

Francis R. Hauer, after much difficulty, started the auxiliary motor generator and it was entirely through his efforts that USS Schenck received the transmission that USS Leary had been torpedoed and was abandoning ship.

Photo courtesy of Bill Hauer


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Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats