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Mellin Edwin Respess

Merchant Marine (Z 191534). American

Born  28 Apr 1901Mathews County, VA
Died  23 Jul 1942(41)

Roster information listed for Mellin Edwin Respess

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
OakmarSteam merchantChief Mate20 Mar 1942U-71 (1)
Thomas McKeanSteam merchantMaster29 Jun 1942U-505
OnondagaSteam merchantRepatriated Seaman23 Jul 1942 (+)U-129

Personal information

Son of Patrick Henry and Matilda G. Respess, of Gwynn’s Island, Mathews County, VA; husband of Eleanor Respess, of Baltimore, MD.


  1. “The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War against Hitler’s U-boats” by William Geroux

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