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QMC Lloyd W Beaudette

QMC Lloyd W Beaudette

Death 9 Jan 1946
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56115023 · View Source
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Full name Lloyd Wilson Beaudette
Birth: Dec. 2, 1917 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, California
Death: Nov. 16, 1943, At Sea

Lloyd Wilson Beaudette

Rank/Rate Chief Quartermaster
Service Number 382 01 59
Birth Date December 2, 1917
From Milford, Connecticut
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Corvina (SS-226)
Loss Date November 16, 1943
Location Just south of Truk
Circumstances Probably sunk by Japanese submarine I-176
Remarks Lloyd was born in Santa Maria, California.

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.


Compiled by Paul W. Wittmer and Charles R. Hinman, originally from:

U.S. Submarine Losses World War II

NAVPERS 15,784, 1949 ISSUE

Venturing into enemy waters for her first time, CORVINA (Cdr. R. S. Rooney) departed from Pearl Harbor on 4 November 1943. After topping off with fuel at Johnston Island she proceeded to an area south of Truk, there to attack enemy naval forces during our surface operations in the Gilbert Islands. She was to patrol as close to Truk as enemy anti-submarine measures would permit. On 14 December, she was to pass to command of Commander Task Force Seventy-Two and proceed to an eastern Australian port for refit and duty in SubSoWestPac.

When the major surface force operations in the Gilberts were finished, CORVINA was directed by despatch on 30 November to pass to command of Commander Task Force Seventy-Two on 2 December 1943. The message was repeated three times on each of two successive nights, and an acknowledgement was directed, but none was received. Because of the difficulty being experienced as a result of Japanese interference, CORVINA was considered to have passed to Commander Task Force Seventy-Two, despite her failure to acknowledge. She was directed to proceed to Tulagi and rendezvous with a surface escort, but she did not appear. Again transmissions directing answer were repeatedly sent, but were not fruitful. Since she had not appeared or been heard from since her departure from Johnston Island on 6 November, CORVINA was reported as presumed lost on 23 December 1943.

Enemy records indicate that CORVINA met her doom on 17 November 1943, by enemy action. An enemy submarine, I-176, reported having sighted a surfaced submarine on 16 November, and torpedoed her at 0120 on the 17th at Latitude 5° 50' N, Longitude 151° 10' E. Three torpedoes were fired and two were reported to have hit, "causing a great explosion sound." (Editor's note: This paragraph has been reworded to reflect current research.)

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Connecticut.




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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56115023
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for QMC Lloyd W Beaudette (unknown–9 Jan 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56115023, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .