Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

James Calvin Ellis, Jr.

Merchant Marine (B 168085). American

Born  29 Dec 1896Greene County, MS
Died  11 Mar 1943(46)

Roster information listed for James Calvin Ellis, Jr.

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
William C. GorgasSteam merchantMaster11 Mar 1943 (+)U-757
HMS Harvester (H 19)DestroyerShipwrecked11 Mar 1943 (+)U-432

Personal information

Son of James Calvin and Virginia Fleming Ellis; husband of Amy Edwina Ellis, of Mobile, AL. James Calvin Ellis was seen by some of the survivors floating in a life ring in the cold seas after HMS Harvester sank. When he was offered a place on a life raft by one of the seamen, he declined, telling the man to keep his place. Soon after, he lost his grip on the life ring and was lost in the icy waters.

Crew list for Ships hit by U-boats