Greetings all ~
Looking for anyone with information in regards to the Merchant Marine ship SS Robert E Lee which was torpedoed in the Gulf of Mexico by U-166 on 07/30/42. Of the 131 crew that were on that ship, 240 passengers mostly rescued from other ships that had been hit, and a few armed guards - 25 in all did not survive. 10 of those were crew - 1 of which was my grandfather William Malton Caldwell. He was a firewatchman. I'm curious if anyone else has any ancestors related to this tragedy or perhaps there are any survivors out there who may have known him. He was already in his 60's at the time of the sinking. Thank you, hope everyone is well and safe.