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Robert Bell was 11 years old in August 1942. At that time he was returning to the United States from Africa’s Gold Coast (now Ghana) on a freighter ship after serving with his mother, sister and others on a mission trip on the continent. On August 30th, the freighter was sunk by a German submarine in open water. Numerous casualties were sustained, but many passengers and crew members survived 20 days on a raft prior to their rescue. Robert Bell recently talked with his son-in-law Michael Harvey about the sinking, their subsequent days at sea, and his perception of the event many years later.
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