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Seaman John G. Zaia
U.S. Merchant Marine






Sources:
- American Legion Post 146, Winthrop, Mass.
- uboat.net - Ships hit by U-boats: Harry Luckenbach, American Steam merchant
- Boston Globe - 39 Massachusetts Merchant Marine Seamen Missing, 5/17/1943
- Boston Globe - Winthrop Couple Lose Second Son in Seven Months, 11/5/1943
- Boston Globe - 114 War Dead From Bay State on Way to U. S., 2/10/1948
- American Merchant Marine at War
- The United States Navy Memorial

John G. Zaia - U.S. Merchant Marine, WWII - was an Able Body Seaman lost at sea March 17, 1943. His ship, the SS Luckenbach, was torpedoed by German submarine U91 in the North Atlantic. There were no survivors. The ship was loaded with munitions. It was hit by two torpedoes and sunk in four minutes. Three lifeboats got away, but the convoy could not stop to pick up survivors. His brother Vincent Zaia was killed by accident in Australia shortly after his ship had delivered a load of munitions.

Winthrop High School Class of 1939

Memorial location: Corner of Shirley and Underhill streets

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