Laconia sinking

Discussion in 'General' started by Juliet Sayer, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Juliet Sayer

    Juliet Sayer New Member

    My grandfather was on RMS Laconia when it was torpedoed by a German u boat in 1942. He survived. He was sent to Casablanca interment until the allies rescued him. He was in the RASC serving in North Africa. He boarded the Laconia in Cape Town. I would to chat if anybody knows anything about this who knows any of the surviviors.
    Juliet
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  4. Juliet Sayer

    Juliet Sayer New Member

  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Re member

    I was looking for something else and came across this photo on the U Boat web site

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    U-156 of type IXC during the Laconia rescue operations

    uboat.net - Articles

    TD
     
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  6. Juliet Sayer

    Juliet Sayer New Member

    this is the picture of my grandfather 3rd from back row on left with the rest of his RASC colleagues. It was taken at a military hospital in Norfolk Virginia after they were liberated from Casablanca prison camp
     

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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for posting the photograph Juliet.
     

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