Armed Guard of the SS Suffolk, sank on 11 December 1943
Posted by: Laurent Rizzotti
Date: December 12, 2018 02:28AM
I am searching to identify the 5 or 6 Armed Guard men that were lost when the US collier Suffolk sank in a gale on 11 December 1943 off the US Eastern coast.
There are six men commemorated on the Eastern Coast Memorial for the date of 12 December 1944, and the usual practice for US Navy was to declare the men dead one year and one day after they disappeared at sea, so they may be the six men lost with Suffolk (along with 37 merchant crew).
The six men commemorated are:
BLAISDELL JOHN L RM3C 07616557
HODGES SAMUEL Milton BM2 6581730
HOUSTON JAMES Phillip S1C 6597794
KASO MUHAMET S1C 07110228
TRUMP ROBERT Lee GM3C 05525079
YOST RICHARD John S1C 06510699
If someone has a crew list and can confirm that there men were the Armed Guard aboard Suffolk, thanks in advance