Braunwarth, William Henry, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USS Corry (DD-463)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)

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 Duty Stations
USS Corry (DD-463)
  1944-1944, USS Corry (DD-463)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  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
  1944-1944 Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945/U-801
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Number
  Jun 06, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
At approximately H-Hour (0630) on D-Day, the USS Corry was hit amidships by a salvo of heavy caliber projectiles that detonated in the engineering spaces and broke the keel. Initial battle action reports confirm this in detail. However, the final official loss of ship report for the Corry, on its last page, stated that it was believed that a mine had exploded simultaneously with projectiles amidships, with the mine believed to have caused major damage, and the projectiles causing "merely incidental damage." Physical evidence obtained later refutes the possibility of a mine exploding under the Corry. 

As a result of the battle, 24 Corry crewmembers had given their lives, and at least 60 were wounded, many seriously.

Most accounts of the sinking of the USS Corry use the final loss of ship mine report and do not even mention German gunfire.
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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2016, WW II Memorial National Registry [Verified]
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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