Borderieux, James Andrew, WT3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
WT-0000-Water Tender
Last Rating/NEC Group
Water Tender
Primary Unit
1943-1944, WT-0000, USS Corry (DD-463)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
WT-Water Tender

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
230 Lincoln Ave
Collingdale, PA

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
English Channel
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Cambridge American Cemetery - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wall/Plot Coordinates
B 2 58

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Corry (DD-463)
  1943-1944, WT-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
 
  Jun 30, 1942, WWII draft card
  Dec 01, 1943, Promoted to F2c
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to F1c
  Mar 01, 1944, Promoted to WT3
  Jul 19, 1944, Requiem Memorial Mass1
  Mar 09, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Nov 23, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Upon arriving off the coast of Normandy, France, USS Corry (DD-463) headed for Iles 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 onshore targets. As H-Hour (0630) 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 was suddenly 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 water for more than two hours as they awaited rescue under constant enemy fire from German shore gunners. Of her crew, 24 were killed and 60 were wounded.

WT3 Borderieux was killed and action and buried in England.
   
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Service number: 2444884

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