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Alphonse Frank Brach

Death 3 Dec 1944
At Sea
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 161359790 · View Source
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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brach who resided in Stamford, Connecticut.

Alphonse served as a Fireman First Class, U.S.S. Cooper (DD-695), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

Alphonse was declared "Missing In Action" when the Cooper was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese destroyer Take in what became known as the Battle of Ormoc Bay during the war. The Battle of Ormoc Bay was a series of battles fought from November 11, 1944 through December 21, 1944.

The Cooper lost 191 sailors and 168 were rescued by other ships in the area.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 8072602

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The U.S.S. Cooper was awarded one battle star for World War II service.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Janice Hollandsworth for finding that this record was not recorded at Manila!







  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Janice Hollandsworth
  • Added: 19 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161359790
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alphonse Frank Brach (unknown–3 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161359790, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .