Signalman 2c Jack Cowley

  • Branch: Navy
  • Hometown/City: , TX
  • Date of Birth: 08-24-1916
  • Date of Death: 01-11-1945
  • Conflict: WWII
  • Unit: Steam Merchant Roanoke
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  • The Roanoke was struck by one torpedo, of the U-1055, between the #4 hold and the stern, which was blown off by the explosion. The #3 and #4 hatches were blown out and the crew quarters, radio shack and the machinery were destroyed. She sank by the stern within three minutes although the bow remained on the surface for about one hour. Two crew members and two armed guards were lost.