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SMN Joseph Albert Comtois

SMN Joseph Albert Comtois

Sault Sainte Marie, Mackinac County, Michigan, USA
Death 29 Oct 1942 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Memorial ID 56288696 · View Source
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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Anastase Comtois who resided in Danielson, Connecticut.

Joseph served as a Seaman Second Class & Armed Guard on the S.S. Pan-New York, U.S. Navy during World War II.

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

The S.S. Pan-New York, an American Steam tanker, was torpedoed by German U-624 about 550 miles west of Ireland during the war. The attack immediately set the ship on fire with a loss of 43 crew members out of a crew of 57.

Joseph was declared "Missing In Action" in this attack.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 6422207

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56288696
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SMN Joseph Albert Comtois (19 Feb 1921–29 Oct 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56288696, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .