Comer, Hubert Felton, CM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
CM-0000-Carpenters Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Carpenters Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, CM-0000, USS Rich (DE-695)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Plank Owner
CM-Carpenters Mate

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Tommy Burgdorf (Birddog), FC2 to remember Comer, Hubert Felton, CM2.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ray City, GA
Last Address
Ray City, GA
(Wife~Pauline Skinner Comer)

Casualty Date
Jun 08, 1944
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Atlantic Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing (Cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry

 Tributes from Members  
Ray City bridge over Cat Creek in memori... posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 437 

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37)US Navy
  1943-1943, CM-0000, USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37)
  1943-1944, CM-0000, USS Rich (DE-695)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 06, 1942, Service Entry Date & Serial Number 636-41-92
  Jan 30, 1943, Received on the USS Tuscaloosa
  Jun 17, 1943, Transferred via SS Santa Elena to USNTS Norfolk for duty in DE Vessels
  Oct 01, 1943, Commissioning Crew of USS Rich (DE-695)
  Jun 24, 2017, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Glennon (DD620) had struck a mine. The Buckley class Destroyer Escort USS Rich (DE695) had been dispatched to offer the Glennon assistance.

As she rounded the crippled destroyer, a mine exploded approximately 50 yards off the Rich's starboard beam sending a huge geyser of murky, green water high into the air. The resulting shock wave tripped the ships circuit breakers, temporarily knocking out her lights and power. Three minutes later another mine exploded, this one directly beneath her keel, ripping off fifty feet of her stern. A third explosion delivered the final blow to the already dying ship two minutes later, buckling what was left of her forward section. By 0940, the proud Destroyer Escort USS Rich was gone, and with her, the lives of 89 of her crew. Petty Officer Comer was one of those men.
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