"Five members of a U.S. Navy Armed Guard Crew on a merchant vessel torpedoed by an enemy submarine in the Indian Ocean and who returned to San Francisco. They are, left to right, A.C. Hirsch, seaman first class, of Houston, Texas; J.H. Henry, seaman first class, of Houston, Texas; A.R. Anderson, seaman first class, Davison Location, Iron River, Michigan; J.N. Perry, seaman first class, of Monterey, California; and J.A. Campbell, seaman first class, of Sherman, Texas. They spent 20 days in a lifeboat and landed on a jungle beach, weak from hunger and in need of medical attention."
Three photographs of the US Navy Armed Guard sailors rescued from their torpedoed merchant ship in the Indian Ocean. The sailors were identified as L.E. Ellis, H.C. Bowman, L.C. Williams, Edward M. Hale, A.C. Hirsch, J.H. Henry, A.R. Anderson, J.N. Perry, J.A. Campbell. They were photographed in San Francisco after their rescue.