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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
John W. Coombs
Name: Rank: Service: Date of Death: Memorial: Additional Information:
Coombs, John W. Able Seaman SS Christian J. Kampmann (Canada), Canadian Merchant Navy November 3, 1942 Halifax Memorial Commemorated on Page 116 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 10 and August 7 Able Seaman John Coombs was the brother of George Coombs, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. At 2:02 am on November 3, 1942 the Christian J. Kampmann was travelling in convoy TAG-18. The ship was was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-160 and sank by the stern northwest of Grenada. Seventeen crew members, including Able Seaman Cloombs, and two gunners were lost. The master and seven crew members were picked up by USS Lea (DD 118), transferred to USS PC-495 and landed at Curaçao.