Paul Sulkers, Herm’s son, wrote me again and sent me this message…
Last month, he had sent me these two beautiful pictures of HMCS Athabaskan’s crew taken in April 1944.
Hi Pierre, on your site, which is such a great archive of history and special memories, you have highlighted several sailors by including their photo. I would be very appreciative if you could include my Dad’s picture along with the other material that you have already compiled for his memory.
I have also included a few other artefacts – a letter from the Manitoba Lt Governor indicating to my grandparents that he was missing that night 29th April 1944. Then post cards from Ham radio operators in the US that picked up Red Cross signals regarding prisoners of war, and then a letter from the Navy indicating that my grandparent’s son, Herm, was a POW. And then a letter from the Navy that my Dad has been released.
Sadly, 128 families only received the first letter from the Lt Governor.
Hope that you can use these.
Hope that you can post My Dad’s photo
Herman Cornelius Sulkers
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
All the best as we approach the 67th Anniversary.