2 November 1917 Smn Joseph James Schultz died on this day

Smn Joseph James Schultz, US Navy

Born in Poland on 30 May 1894, Joseph emigrated to the USA and was living at Fort Wayne, Indiana when he enlisted into the US Navy on 26 April 1917. On 2 November 1917, he was a passenger on a launch being used to transport crew members to the USS Michigan which was at anchor off the US coast. The launch capsized, drowning many of the passengers, Joseph amongst them. All the bodies were recovered and Seaman Schultz's remains were transferred back to Fort Wayne where he was interred in the Catholic Cemetery.

2 November 1917

Research by David O'Mara