My dad should be on the lists of men that survived the sinking, but he is not. I have his original records but they are almost unlegible now. Does anyone know if records are still available?
Interesting reply on my part…
You could get his record files from Archives Canada, but they are not detailed records.
Can you scan what you have at 600 dpi or have someone help you to do it?
I could then try to find clues.
My wife’s uncle’s name was not also on the list, but he told us he survived the sinking and was picked up by HMCS Haida.
Two sailors with the Anderson name did served on that ship.
There is a list in the book Unlucky Lady of sailors who served prior to her last final patrol.
Able Seaman H. F. Anderson, number V-9893, from St. Vital, Manitoba.
Leading Seaman E. Anderson, number 3530, from Edmonton, Alberta
You see this blog was started in 2009 because a man did not want to tell about the ordeal. I knew nothing about HMCS Athabaskan even though I thought I was quite knowledgeable about the history of WWII.
At first I wrote articles in French on my blog Souvenirs de guerre, but so many English speaking people were helping me I just had to start a new one in English.
This is post No. 243.
All is not about HMCS Athabaskan on this blog, but does it really matters?
Lest we forget.