Figura, Stephen Vincent, S2c

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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
1943-1944, S2c-0000, USS Corry (DD-463)
Service Years
1943 - 1944
Seaman Second Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tamaqua, PA
Last Address
347 Willing St
Tamaqua, PA

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
English Channel
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Corry (DD-463)
  1943-1944, S2c-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 card1
  Aug 03, 1944, Navy Department Reveals Two Area Sailors Have Been Killed in Action1
  May 05, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Jun 29, 2020, 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.

S2c Figura was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 8208447

The information contained within this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
D-Day Fallen
  2020, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2020, World War II Fallen
  2020, D-Day Fallen
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