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Pfc. Lester Charles Fisher

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Pfc. Lester Charles Fisher Veteran

Birth
Walpole, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
20 Apr 1944 (aged 35)
At Sea
Burial
Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot
Tablets Of The Missing ~ U.S. Army Air Forces
Memorial ID
56246961 View Source

Lester served as a Private First Class, 831st Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Norfolk County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a farmer and also as Single, without dependents.

Lester was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227).

On her fifth voyage the S.S. Paul Hamilton left Hampton Roads, Virginia on April 2, 1944 as part of convoy UGS 38, carrying supplies and the ground personnel of the 485th Bombardment Group and the 5th Reconnaissance Group of the United States Army Air Forces to Italy.

On the evening of April 20th the Hamilton and other ships in the convoy were attacked 30 miles (48 km) in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cape Bengut near Algiers by 23 German Ju 88 bombers.

One aerial torpedo struck the Paul Hamilton and detonated the cargo of high explosives and bombs, and the ship and crew disappeared within 30 seconds. A total of approximately 580 men where lost.

Lester was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31132279

Lester also has a "cenotaph" in the Rural Cemetery, Walpole, Massachusetts.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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The U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426) and the S.S. Royal Star were also sunk in this attack.
The Lansdale had a loss of Forty-seven officers and men.
The Royal Star lost only one member of their crew.

The Lansdale received four battle stars for World War II service.

Lester served as a Private First Class, 831st Bomber Squadron, 485th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Norfolk County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 29, 1942 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a farmer and also as Single, without dependents.

Lester was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227).

On her fifth voyage the S.S. Paul Hamilton left Hampton Roads, Virginia on April 2, 1944 as part of convoy UGS 38, carrying supplies and the ground personnel of the 485th Bombardment Group and the 5th Reconnaissance Group of the United States Army Air Forces to Italy.

On the evening of April 20th the Hamilton and other ships in the convoy were attacked 30 miles (48 km) in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cape Bengut near Algiers by 23 German Ju 88 bombers.

One aerial torpedo struck the Paul Hamilton and detonated the cargo of high explosives and bombs, and the ship and crew disappeared within 30 seconds. A total of approximately 580 men where lost.

Lester was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 31132279

Lester also has a "cenotaph" in the Rural Cemetery, Walpole, Massachusetts.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The U.S.S. Lansdale (DD-426) and the S.S. Royal Star were also sunk in this attack.
The Lansdale had a loss of Forty-seven officers and men.
The Royal Star lost only one member of their crew.

The Lansdale received four battle stars for World War II service.


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