Wank, Al

Birth Name Wank, Al
Gender male
Age at Death 78 years, 1 month, 24 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1926 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States of America  

Event Note

Al Wank grew up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Military Service   United States Navy USN, Department of Defence DoD  

Event Note

Al Wank, age 17 years, was rejected by the Paratroopers and the submarine service because he was too big, so he joined the United States Navy, and served in the Armed Guard-Navy gun crew on United States Merchant ships, on the Liberty Ships in the South Pacific.
He served in 7 invasions, and received commendations for his service.

Military Service   מח"ל מתנדבי חוץ לארץ ‎Machal Volunteers from Abroad  

Event Note

Al Wank wassent to acamp in upper New York State for training.

Boat     AlWank sailed to Marseille

Military Action      

Event Note

While in the DP Camp, Al Wank helped equip the Italian fishing boat, Merrieannic, that would take him to Palestine.
The boat sailed from Le Havre, carrying 150 Maapilim and a small crew.

Marriage     Al Wank married Betty

Death February 25, 2004   Al Wank died from pancreatic cancer



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