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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Tuesday, June 6, 1944
Struck Mine on D-Day
While performing escort duties of heavy ships and transports across the channel and in the process of proceeding to her fire support station Corry hit a mine, which exploded below her engineering spaces, and all power was lost. Within minutes, she had broken amidships and her main deck was under 2 feet of water. The order was given to abandon ship, and her survivors were in the water some 2 hours under constant shelling until rescued by friendly forces. Of her crew, 6 were dead, 16 missing, and 33 injured.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 22

Namesort descending Service Branch
StM 2c Charles Baker USN
Sea 2c Orilien Beaudry USN
Lt(jg) Norman Bensman USN
WT 3c James Borderieux USN
Sea 2c William Braunwarth USN
TM 2c Auvergne Breault USN
CMM Charles Brewer USN
Sea 2c John Chombor USN
Sea 2c Stephen Figura USN
B 2c Dana Fogg USN
Sea 2c James Gearhart USN
WT 3c Richard Mcclyment USN
WT 3c Nick Mitchell USN
WT 3c John Newmyer USN
WT 3c Gerald Pahl USN
MM 1c Bernard Petersen USN
WT 2c Joseph Radzinski USN
MM 1c Lewis Sessions USN
GM 2c Paul Stambaugh USN
Sea 1c Robert Thompson USN


Prepared by CAPT R.O. Strange USN (Ret.)