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Cain, Joe Boone

Rank and Name, Seaman First Class Joe Boone Cain.

Unit/Placed in, Liberty Ship SS Peter Sylvester (Cargo), United States Naval Reserve.


Joe is born. On 3 Dec. 1916 in Gainesville, Georgia.

Father, Hershel Pine Cain.

Mother, Daisey Lee (Tankersley) Cain.

Sister(s), Gaynelle, Clara B. and Jessie M. Cain.

Spouse, Cyrine (Bowen) Cain.


Joe enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 8322374.


Joe was KIA on route to Ceylon from Australia when the SS Peter Sylvester was torpedoed by the U-862 and sunk on 6 Feb. 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Joe is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,  https://www.ww2-pacific.com/soldaat/cain-joe-boone/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

WW2 Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Medals Forum, https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

WordPress en/of Wooncommerce oplossingen, https://www.siteklusjes.nl/

Military Recovery,  https://www.dpaa.mil/

SS Peter Sylvester (Libertyship Cargo)
German Submarine U-862
Joe Boone Cain
His rank Seaman First Class