Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Lucien Grodwohl

Free French Navy. French

Born   1920
Died   1997(77)

Roster information listed for Lucien Grodwohl

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
FFL Sergent Gouarne (P 43)A/S trawlerMatelot Canonnier26 Mar 1943U-755 (1)

Personal information

Lucien Grodwohl broke both legs during the sinking of FFL Sergent Gouarne and spent almost a day drifting in his Mae West until being rescued. He later told his son Michel that he only survived the sinking because he was lookout on the roof as punishment after it was discovered that his friends and him were breeding rats in hidden cages - the reward for each dead rat was 1/4 liter wine. Lucien remained in hospital in Gibraltar to recover from his severe injuries for the rest of the war.


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