American transport SS Robert Rowan exploding after being hit by German Ju 88 bombers, Gela, Sicily, at about 1550 to 1555 hours on 11 Jul 1943

Caption     American transport SS Robert Rowan exploding after being hit by German Ju 88 bombers, Gela, Sicily, at about 1550 to 1555 hours on 11 Jul 1943 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Signal Corps
Identification Code   MM-43-L-1-23
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Invasion of Sicily and Italy's Surrender   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 11 Jul 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Anonymous says:
27 Apr 2015 08:09:43 PM

My father was aboard this ship...SS Robert Rowan..As it was bombed and sank ....No One was killed amazingly !! This was the ship's maiden voyage....
2. Barry says:
20 Mar 2023 07:38:29 PM

My father in law was on the Rowan when it sunk. Mike Simerly

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