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Cox Charles Archibald Boyd

Cox Charles Archibald Boyd

Death 24 Dec 1943 (aged 24)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245778 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until December 25, 1944, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

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Son of Mrs. Elizabeth White Bond.

Charles served as a Coxswain, U.S.S. Leary (DD-158), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided 108 Conrad Drive, Greece, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

The Leary, which was part of Task Group 21.41 that was escorting the U.S.S. Card (CVE-11), was struck by a G7es torpedo fired by German submarine U-275. The torpedo struck her starboard side and detonated in the after engine room, killing all of the men there and damaging both propeller shafts. They were then hit by two more torpedo's from the same submarine causing the Leary to sink.

98 crewmen were lost including her commander, CDR James E. Kyes.

Charles was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2341885

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56245778
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cox Charles Archibald Boyd (9 Sep 1919–24 Dec 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56245778, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .