Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

Java Arrow

American steam tanker

US Naval Historical Center photo of Java Arrow taken off Savannah on 4 May 1942.

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the American steam tanker Java Arrow.

Aboard Java Arrow when hit on 6 May 1942

You can click on any of the names for possible additional information

NameAgeRankServed on
AmericanFentress, Albert R., Merchant MarineChief EngineerJava Arrow +
AmericanFirof, Glen George, Merchant Marine20Crew memberTiger, Java Arrow
AmericanGeorge, Joseph Jesse, Merchant Marine23UtilityJava Arrow
AmericanHennichen, Sigvard J., Merchant MarineMasterJava Arrow
AmericanHepscher, James F., Merchant Marine32Ordinary SeamanJava Arrow
AmericanMarch, Benny Bernard, Merchant Marine24MessmanJava Arrow
AmericanMeyers, William H., Merchant Marine44MessmanJava Arrow
AmericanNicklo, Frank Walter, Merchant Marine22Ordinary SeamanJava Arrow
AmericanShera, Philip C., Merchant MarineThird Assistant EngineerJava Arrow +
AmericanSimpson, Ernest, Merchant Marine44Chief CookJava Arrow, Caddo +
AmericanWilson, Russell Brooks, Merchant Marine39StewardJava Arrow, Brilliant
AmericanWykoff, Charles, Merchant Marine49Third Assistant EngineerJava Arrow

12 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

People missing from this listing? Or perhaps additional information?
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