Joe Levy

Steward, M.V. Amerika
Died 22 Apr 1943
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Age 37

Joe was born in 1906 in Leeds, Yorkshire. Research is ongoing to find further details about his family.

Joe was a steward on the cargo ship M.V. Amerika. On 22 April 1943, the ship was en route from Halifax to Liverpool in Convoy HX-234 carrying a cargo of metal, flour, meat and 200 bags of mail. Also on board were 53 Royal Canadian Air Force personnel. She was torpedoed by U-306 and sunk south of Cape Farewell. 42 crew members, including Jack, 7 gunners, and 37 passengers were lost. The Master, 29 crew members, 8 gunners and 16 passengers were picked up by HMS Asphodel and landed at Greenock. 

Jack Goran was also killed and has a page on the website. Goran, Jack | Remembering the Jews of WW2

Tower Hill Memorial