Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Ronald Sawyer

FAA. British

Born  5 Oct 1923London

Roster information listed for Ronald Sawyer

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMS Nabob (D 77)Escort carrierAir Mechanic (E) 2nd Class22 Aug 1944U-354 (1)

Personal information

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.


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