Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Joseph Michael Fanning

Merchant Marine. American

Born  13 Jan 1926Hoboken, NJ
Died  19 Jun 2002(76)Mahopac, NY

Roster information listed for Joseph Michael Fanning

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Martin Van BurenSteam merchantThird Assistant Engineer14 Jan 1945U-1232 (1)

Personal information

Son of Michael Joseph and Freda Fanning, of Hoboken, NJ. His father served with him aboard Martin Van Buren and the son went back to his room to get his father’s case of Cognac when the ship was torpedoed. Both survived the attack.


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