S1 Adam Jacob Sobiech

S1 Adam Jacob Sobiech

New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 24 Jul 1945 (aged 31)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Son of Jacob Sobiech and Frances Pyla Sobiech.

Husband of Madge Kilkey Sobiech.

Adam, whose parent's resided at 920 Elm Street, Wilmington, Delaware, served as a Seaman First Class, U.S.S. Underhill (DE-682), U.S. Navy during World War II.

The Underhill, a Buckley-class destroyer escort, was hit by two Japanese Kaiten manned torpedos and sank approximately 200 to 300 miles northeast of Cape Engaño during the war.

The Japanese Kaiten manned torpedos only hit and sank two other ships during the war. One was the infantry landing craft (LCI-600) with a loss of 3 men and the other was the U.S.S. Mississinewa (AO-59) with a loss of 63 crew members.

A total of 112 crew members of the Underhill perished in the explosion including the ship's Commander, LCDR Robert Masten Newcomb, while 122 survived.

Adam was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack during the war.

He had served in the Navy for two years and two months at the time of his death and was decorated with the Purple Heart.

Adam's brother, Sergeant Stephen Joseph Sobiech, also gave his life for his country during the war.

Service # 8264037

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56777706
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Adam Jacob Sobiech (7 Oct 1913–24 Jul 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56777706, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .