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Felipe Agero

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Felipe Agero Veteran

Birth
Philippines
Death
29 Jun 1942 (aged 38)
At Sea
Burial
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA Add to Map
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Felipe served as a Fireman/Watertender, S.S. Ruth, Merchant Marines during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war. His survivor is listed as his wife, Mrs. Lois Agero of 308 N. Exeter St. in the Aug. 29, 1943 (and Sept. 29, 1942) Sunpapers list of war casualties.

Felipe was declared "Missing In Action" when the Ruth was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-153 and sunk in the Carribean during the war. He was awarded the Mariner's Medal.

There were only four survivors out of total of thirty-nine.

His remains were not recovered.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett & Dan Phelan )

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AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINERS MEMORIAL—BATTERY PARK, NEW YORK
Dedicated to all Merchant Mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through the present day. In the prosecution of war and in pursuit of peaceful commerce, unrecognized thousands have lost their lives at sea. Their sacrifices have helped secure America’s liberty and prosperity. This sculpture was inspired by a photograph of the victims of a submarine attack on an American merchant ship during World War II. Left to the perils of the sea, the survivors later perished. This memorial serves as a marker for America’s Merchant Mariners resting in the unmarked ocean depths.
Dedicated October 8, 1991
Felipe served as a Fireman/Watertender, S.S. Ruth, Merchant Marines during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war. His survivor is listed as his wife, Mrs. Lois Agero of 308 N. Exeter St. in the Aug. 29, 1943 (and Sept. 29, 1942) Sunpapers list of war casualties.

Felipe was declared "Missing In Action" when the Ruth was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-153 and sunk in the Carribean during the war. He was awarded the Mariner's Medal.

There were only four survivors out of total of thirty-nine.

His remains were not recovered.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett & Dan Phelan )

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AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINERS MEMORIAL—BATTERY PARK, NEW YORK
Dedicated to all Merchant Mariners who have served America from the Revolutionary War through the present day. In the prosecution of war and in pursuit of peaceful commerce, unrecognized thousands have lost their lives at sea. Their sacrifices have helped secure America’s liberty and prosperity. This sculpture was inspired by a photograph of the victims of a submarine attack on an American merchant ship during World War II. Left to the perils of the sea, the survivors later perished. This memorial serves as a marker for America’s Merchant Mariners resting in the unmarked ocean depths.
Dedicated October 8, 1991

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  • Maintained by: Dan Phelan
  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: Nov 8, 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/154789683/felipe-agero: accessed ), memorial page for Felipe Agero (4 May 1904–29 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 154789683, citing Maryland National World War II Memorial, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA; Buried or Lost at Sea; Maintained by Dan Phelan (contributor 47709857).