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, 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, Delta Co., Mich.
Last Address
Not Specified

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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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  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


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 Duty Stations
USS Corry (DD-463)
  1943-1944, USS Corry (DD-463)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty / East Bound Atlantic Transit
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty/ West Bound Atlantic Transit
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945
  1944-1944 Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945/U-801
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jun 07, 2013, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Invasion of Normandy
Corry cleared Norfolk on 20 April 1944 for Great Britain, and the staging of the Normandy invasion. Getting underway from Plymouth, England, she was the lead destroyer of the Normandy Invasion task force, escorting ships and transports across the English Channel. Upon arriving off the coast of Normandy, France, she headed for Îles Saint-Marcouf, her station for fire support on the front lines at Utah Beach. On D-Day morning 6 June 1944 she fired several hundred rounds of 5-inch ammunition at numerous Nazi targets.

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.
   
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