Photo of John A. (Jack) Coughlin and his wife Carolyn, in their home.

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Title

Photo of John A. (Jack) Coughlin and his wife Carolyn, in their home.

Subject

WWII
World War II
Army
German Submarines
American Passenger Ship Sunk
New England Coast
Decatur, IL.

Description

WWII - Herald and Review Library; Coughlin, John A. (Jack), Mr. and Mrs. (Mrs. deceased 1/23/1956) 6/24/1942. Article on back of photo: "Describes Sensations During Shipwreck, Jack Coughlin Rescued, Corporal Now Visiting Wife, Parents Here by Harold M. Stalker of the Herald Staff: Corp. John A. (Jack) Coughlin relaxed with his pretty wife at their home at 221 S. Taylor Ave. last night and vilified German submarines, not only for sinking the ship on which he was en-route home, but for causing a two-week furlough to be cut in in two. The Decatur soldier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Coughlin, 1764 North College Street, was one of the 21 soldiers surviving the sinking of an American passenger boat on June 15 about 60 miles off the New England coast. His ship was one of a convoy being escorted to the United States from a North Atlantic base. Jack and nine others from his outfit, were being sent back to enter officer's training school at Camp Davis, N.C." "Two Torpedoes Hit. Suddleny about 11 p.m. on the night of June 15, Corporal Coughlin said flares were sent up on one ship as a warning that a submarine attack was expected. He was on gunwatch. One torpedo struck his ship, then another crumbling it like paper." The full story was published in the Decatur Herald, Wed, June 24, 1942, page 3.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Decatur, IL.

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

6/24/1942

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

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Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF108

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10"

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/25656/archive/files/a2474f462ab64857f4f35702ae1f0f45.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photo of John A. (Jack) Coughlin and his wife Carolyn, in their home.,” Decatur Illinois Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 23, 2017, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/106.