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Dierdre D (#47727099)
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Gordon Brett Echols
RE: Walter C Mouchette
Holy smoke that was your Grandfather? My parents were close friends with Capt Peg Levingston of the Rawleigh Warner, and I heard stories about thier sinking all my life and stayed in touch with Peg's widow till she passed in 2003. The link is uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews. The whole crew is listed, even links to the u-boat and it's skipper even his picture. God bless your grandfather and his ship mates. If the link doesn't work let me know..g

Added by Gordon Brett Echols on May 04, 2014 1:05 PM

Gordon Brett Echols
Walter Mouchette #79228090
Walter C. Mouchette as an oiler serving, on board the Rawleigh Warner, an American steam tanker. The Rawleigh Warner left port at South Cross, Texas in route to St. Joe, Florida carrying 39,000 gallon of gasoline. Two days out on June 23, 1942 at 6:11 A.M., traveling unescorted the Rawleigh Warner was struck by two torpedoes, fired from the German U-boat, U-67. The Rawleigh Warner was ignited the full length of the ship and sank with in ten minutes taking all 33 crewman with her.
The U-67, under command of Gunther Muller-Stockhein was on it's fourth patrol, having left Germany May 24, 1942. The U-67 was sunk by American aircraft, in the Sagasso Sea July 16, 1943.

Added by Gordon Brett Echols on May 04, 2014 10:19 AM

 
 

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