Breault, Auvergne Stephen, TM2c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Corry (DD-463)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Escanaba, MI
Last Address
428 S 14th St
Escanaba, MI

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Atlantic Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

As H-Hour (06:30) neared, when troops would begin fighting their way onto the beaches, the plane assigned to lay smoke for Corry to conceal her from enemy fire suddenly got shot down, leaving Corry fully exposed to German gunners who were now firing at her in full fury. At approximately H-Hour, during a duel with a shore battery, Corry suffered direct heavy-caliber artillery hits in her engineering spaces amidships. With her rudder jammed, she went around in a circle before all steam was lost. Still under heavy fire, Corry began sinking rapidly with her keel broken and a foot-wide crack across her main deck amidships. After the order to abandon ship, crewmembers fought to survive in bone-chilling 54 °F water for more than two hours as they awaited rescue under constant enemy fire from German shore gunners. One crewmember raised the American flag up Corry's main mast, which remained above the surface of the shallow 30-foot-deep  water when the ship settled on the bottom at 49°30′50″N 1°11′30″WCoordinates: 49°30′50″N 1°11′30″W. Corry survivors were rescued by Fitch, Hobson, Butler, and PT-199. Of her crew, 24 were killed and 60 were wounded.

TM2 Breault was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
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Service number: 3053997
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Reserve Recruit Training (Great Lakes IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Corry (DD-463)
  1942-1943, TM-0000, (TM) Torpedomans Mate A School
  1943-1944, TM-0000, USS Corry (DD-463)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Leader
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Apr 01, 1943, Promoted to S1c
  Sep 01, 1943, Promoted to TM3
  Jun 01, 1944, Promoted to TM2
  Jun 07, 2013, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
D-Day Fallen
  2016, World War II Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, D-Day Fallen
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