|Born||5 Oct 1923||London|
Roster information listed for Ronald Sawyer
|Ship||Type||Rank / role||Attacked on||Boat|
|HMS Nabob (D 77)||Escort carrier||Air Mechanic (E) 2nd Class||22 Aug 1944||U-354 (1)|
Ronald Sawyer was a mechanic for Corsair aircraft, stationed at NAS Brunswick and also in Auburn, Maine where FAA pilots trained carrier landings. He later told his wife that he had been near the engine room when HMS Nabob was torpedoed, sucked out of the 30 foot hole caused by the explosion and rescued by another ship. He survived with a few scars, but never talked about his ordeal again.
- Personal communication
Do you have additional information on this person?
If you wish to add information to this person the following would be helpful (if missing): nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board specific ship. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can send the information here.