Corp Francis E Perry, Jr

Corp Francis E Perry, Jr

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death 20 Apr 1944 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56249605 · View Source
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Francis served as a Corporal, 32nd Photographic Squadron, 5th Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 2, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Sales Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Francis was a passenger on the S.S. Paul Hamilton (Hull Number 227) when the ship was sunk off Algiers by a aerial torpedo dropped by a German Ju 88 bomber. The ship sank within 30 seconds due to the high amount of explosives on board.

A total of 580 men where lost with only one body being recovered.

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

He was awarded the Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal & World War II Victory Medal.

Service # 11036043

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56249605
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Francis E Perry, Jr (1923–20 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56249605, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .