Monday, May 9, 2011
PORT CARBON SAILOR HELPS SHOOT DOWN THREE JAP AIRCRAFT
PORT CARBON SAILOR HELPS SHOOT DOWN THREE JAP AIRCRAFT.Gun Captain
Adam P. Rowcotsky.
Adam Peter Rowcotsky, BM2 U,S,N. Port Carbon, Has received a well done by his Commanding Officer for his part in a recent action with enemy. As a gun captain on one of the crews of the U.S.S. Eisele, a destroyer escort shares credit for shooting down a Japanese dive bomber and two twin engine bombers without damage to his own ship. In the face of determined enemy attacks, the Eisele’s gunners performed with smoothness and efficiency, sending three enemy planes crashing into the sea, and assisted in kills on additional aircraft. He entered the Navy in May 1943, and received recruit training at Sampson N.Y. He has been aboard the Eisele since her commissioning in October, 1943.