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Joseph P. Manerchia

Merchant Marine. American

Born  17 Sep 1917Marcus Hook, PA
Died  28 Feb 1997(79)Marcus Hook, PA

Roster information listed for Joseph P. Manerchia

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
LehighSteam merchantSeaman19 Oct 1941U-126 (1)

Personal information

Joseph P. Manerchia was one of the three men who reboarded the Lehigh after she was torpedoed to send a distress signal. He continued to serve in the Merchant Marine through World War Two and thereafter until circa 1968, afterwards working as a construction foreman in the Sun Oil & Sinclair Refineries in Marcus Hook, PA until retiring in 1982. Joseph married the late Jean C. Myers in 1959 and had four sons, seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.


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