Chombor, John, Jr., S2c

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
S2c-0000-Seaman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Second Class
Primary Unit
1944-1944, USS Corry (DD-463)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Home Country
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cleveland, OH
Last Address
3705 W. 137th St
Cleveland, OH
(Father~John Chombor, Sr)

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
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
US NavyUSS Corry (DD-463)
  1943-1943, SA-0000, USS Terry (DD-513)
  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
 
  Nov 13, 1942, Service Entry Date and Serial Number
  Jan 30, 1943, Received on The USS Terry
  May 26, 1943, Listed as a Deserter
  Jul 28, 1943, Received on USS Cory DD-463
  May 04, 1944, AOL from 1900, May 4 1944 & Missed Ships movment
  May 08, 1944, Returned from AOL (under guard)
  Apr 19, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Invasion of Normandy

After leading the massive Allied invasion force across the English Channel to France, in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, off Utah Beach the destroyer USS Corry engaged in fierce combat with German artillery firing from the Normandy shore. A prime target at the front of the invasion force, the Corry drew sustained shelling for more than an hour while successfully evading major damage. Getting as close as 1,000 yards from the beach, she fired several hundred rounds of 5-inch ammunition at numerous Nazi targets. As H-Hour neared (0630), when troops would begin fighting their way onto the beaches, two Allied planes began generating smoke screens between the shore batteries and bombarding warships to conceal the ships from enemy fire. While other frontline destroyers and rear vessels were receiving smoke cover, the plane assigned to lay smoke for the Corry suddenly got shot down, leaving the Corry fully exposed to German gunners who were now firing at her in full fury. At just about H-Hour, while attempting to evade intense enemy fire, the Corry suffered direct heavy-caliber artillery hits in her engineering spaces amidships. Men were thrown from their positions. Steam hissed and roared violently from behind the bridge. With her rudder jammed she went around in a circle before all steam was lost. Still under heavy fire, the 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 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 the sinking Corry's main mast, which remained above the surface of the shallow 30-foot deep water when the ship settled on the bottom. The ship blast along with casualties suffered out in the water resulted in 24 crewmen giving their lives and at least 60 being wounded. For USS Corry survivors, the morning of June 6, 1944 was one harrowing experience they'd never forget.
   
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