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Carmelo Di Meo

Civilian. Italian

Born  12 Sep 1908Volturara, Irpina
Died  17 Dec 1972(64)Durban, South Africa

Roster information listed for Carmelo Di Meo

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Nova ScotiaTroop transportPassenger (Internee)28 Nov 1942U-177 (1)

Personal information

Carmelo Di Meo later told his family the story about surviving in treacherous waters for about three to four days after the sinking of Nova Scotia. He and his friends were hanging on a piece of debris and was watching them being taken one by one by sharks. After the rescue he was taken to a camp at Pietermaritzburg. Carmelo remained in Durban for the rest of his life.


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