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Willem Jacobus Visser

Merchant Navy. Dutch

Born  30 Mar 1923Assen
Died  6 Nov 2016(93)Debary, FL

Roster information listed for Willem Jacobus Visser

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
SoekaboemiSteam merchantOrdinary Seaman27 Dec 1942U-356 (1)

Personal information

Willem Jacobus Visser joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 15. He was at the wheel when Soekaboemi was torpedoed and survived the sinking. Willem never returned to the Netherlands, became a naturalized US citizen as William Visser in the late 1940's and served in the Korean War with the 7th Division.


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