Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

East Indian

American motor merchant



Photo courtesy of the Mariners Museum, Newport News VA

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the American motor merchant East Indian.

Aboard East Indian when hit on 3 Nov 1942

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
Axtell, Harold A., USNRLieutenant (junior grade)East Indian +
Bailey, Archibald J., Merchant MarineWaiterEast Indian +
Capers, Marion, Merchant Marine39Boatswain (Bosun)East Indian
Davis, Vernon E., Merchant MarineAble SeamanEast Indian +
Dennis, Andrew L., Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanEast Indian +
Doyle, Bert, Merchant MarineChief EngineerEast Indian +
Duffy, Matthew G., Merchant MarineMessmanEast Indian +
Esner, Arthur, Merchant Marine43Radio OperatorEast Indian +
Fleming, Roy James, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Ford, William S., Merchant MarineOilerEast Indian +
Forrest, Wilson T., Merchant MarineDeck MaintainerEast Indian +
Frye, Kermit Clesthanees, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Gallwits, John F., Merchant MarineMessmanEast Indian +
Geiger, Walter, Merchant MarineMessmanEast Indian +
Gillan, , Merchant MarineSecond Assistant EngineerEast Indian
Gleason, George J., Merchant MarineWiperEast Indian +
Gregory, John R., Merchant MarineOilerEast Indian +
Halbach, Walter C., Merchant MarineThird Assistant EngineerEast Indian +
Hammond, Clayton Shackleford, Merchant Marine32First MateEast Indian
Hassin, Max, Merchant MarineMessmanEast Indian +
Hawiley, Edward B., Merchant MarineElectricianEast Indian +
Helsley, Henry H., Merchant MarineAble SeamanEast Indian +
Hill, Eldoras Fancher, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Jacques, Raymond Zack, USNRSeaman First ClassEast Indian +
Jones, Paul Howard, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Keenan, Patrick, Merchant Marine36Third MateEast Indian
Kubey, Leo F., Merchant MarineCookEast Indian +
Larson, Ernest, Merchant MarineFirst Assistant EngineerEast Indian +
Lewis, Burruss Blondie, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Lippert, Louis J., Merchant MarineWiperEast Indian +
Lloyd, George L., Merchant MarineCookEast Indian +
Louderback, Norman D., Merchant MarineWiperEast Indian +
MacLean, Murdoch Stanley, Merchant Marine57StewardEast Indian
Marchant, Lemuel H., Merchant MarineSecond MateEast Indian +
McHugh, Archibald, Merchant MarinePurserEast Indian +
Moore, Charles Joseph, USNRGunner's Mate Third ClassEast Indian +
O'Brien, Joseph P., Merchant MarineDeck MaintainerEast Indian +
Oliphant, Hugh Boyer, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Petriglianao, Otto, Merchant MarineMessmanEast Indian +
Pierson, Walter B., Merchant MarineOrdinary SeamanEast Indian +
Pitman, Glen William, USNSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Posti, Martin S., Merchant MarineAble SeamanEast Indian +
Regolizio, Gregory G., Merchant MarineOilerEast Indian +
Reichenbach, Russell R., USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Riggon, Jack Lewis, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Robinson, John Henry, USNRSeaman Second ClassEast Indian +
Rodriguez, Manuel, Merchant MarineMessmanEast Indian +
Smith, James H., Merchant MarineDeck EngineerEast Indian +
Ste. Marie, Ovide L., Merchant MarineMasterEast Indian +
Sweeney, Owen J., Merchant MarineMessmanEast Indian +
Tisinger, James Wallace, USNRadioman Third ClassEast Indian +
Troublefield, Rollin M., Merchant MarineOilerEast Indian +

52 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
If you wish to add a crewmember to the listing we would need most of this information: ship name, nationality, name, dob, place of birth, service (merchant marine, ...), rank or job on board. We have place for a photo as well if provided. You can e-mail us the information here.