Summary: Polish-German pensioner and father of veteran Wilhelmshaven Yacht Club (YCW) sailboat captain and yacht consultant Jerzy Chojnowski who was among one more than 530 German tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on vacation along with his son and a female companion Lidia Kruffcyzk at a beachfront resort in Thailand.
Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami
Born: September 7, 1921
Died: December 26, 2004
Location: Phuket, Thailand