Charles O'Connor





Charles O'Connor


Charles O'Connor was born December 17, 1923, in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Hazel Thompson of Thomaston, Maine, and Charles O'Connor, originally of Killarney, Ireland. He passed away on December 26, 2009, at the age of 86 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth. He is survived by his loving daughter, Janet O. Robinson of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and his sisters, Mary Vevier, Catherine Pitari and Hazel Young, all of South Boston, Massachusetts. Charles O'Connor served honorably in the World War II US Navy Armed Guard as a signalman. Charles served on: SS KEYSTONE SS FLAGLER SS JOHN P HOLLAND SS JAMES LYKES Charles was aboard SS KEYSTONE when it was sunk by enemy action 450 miles west of the Azores on March 13, 1943. Charles and most of his shipmates survived the sinking.



Picture provided by Charles O'Connor


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Picture at Hollywood Bar - Colon, Panama Canal, 1945


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Picture of the SS KEYSTONE - Sunk 3/13/43


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SS KEYSTONE survivors - Charlie is in back row


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SS KEYSTONE survivor - Azores Islands


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Picture made in Italy


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Charlie in Italy in 1945


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Picture made in Italy


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Memories of Wartime - View 1


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Memories of Wartime - View 2


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Picture provided by Charlie


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