Corp Edward W Maher

Corp Edward W Maher

Birth
New York, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 23)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56248676 · View Source
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Edward served as a Corporal in the 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 242 Long Acre Road, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war. His parents resided at 441 Seneca Parkway also in Rochester.

He enlisted in the Army on December 22, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted as being Single, without dependents.

Edward 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.

Edward was declared "Missing In Action" on his 23rd birthday in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32586268

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248676
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Edward W Maher (20 Apr 1921–20 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56248676, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .