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Abraham Price

Ordinary Seaman

SS John A. Poor

United States Merchant Marine

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: March 19, 1944


ARAHAM PRICE sailed as an Ordinary Seaman aboard the Liberty Ship SS John A. Poor, out of Portland ME. This ship was damaged by a mine or torpedo on July 28, 1943. At that time there was no loss of life. 

On March 19, 1944 the John A. Poor was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-510 captained by Oberleutnant zur See Alfred Eick at 13-58 N x 70-30 W in the are of the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. The John A. Poor lost 25 of its crew of 25, and 9 of the armed guard.

Abraham Price was survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Max Price who then resided at 1255 Kaighn Avenue, brothers Victor, Aaron, and Private First Class Samuel Price, who was with the Army Air Force in England. There were also two Price sisters, Anna and Mala, who have been married by this time. 

Abraham Price had joined the Merchant Marine in November of 1942, and had been home on furlough in November of 1943. He was 22 when the John A. Poor went down.


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