MM3C Vincent Edward Astyk

MM3C Vincent Edward Astyk

Death 10 Mar 1944
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Vincent served as a Machinist's Mate, Third Class, U.S.S. Leopold, (DE-319), U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He resided in Buffalo, Erie County, New York prior to the war.

The Leopold, while on a convoy mission from New York City to England, was hit by a torpedo from German submarine U-255 and sank south of Iceland in the North Atlantic during the war.

Vincent was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 235290

170 others were lost during this attack on the Leopold including also from Erie County, New York:

Ayrault, George ~ Ltjg
Currey, Francis Patrick ~ SM3C
Ohar, John ~ S2C
Ott, Harry W ~ EM2C

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for MM3C Vincent Edward Astyk (unknown–10 Mar 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56287442, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .