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 Bernard Barney

Bernard Barney

Birth
Brighton, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 27 Oct 1943 (aged 19)
At Sea
Burial Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 72438167 · View Source
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Age 19

Bernard served as a Seaman 2nd Class, U.S.S. Cony (DD-508), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided 445 Rich's Dugway, Brighton, Monroe County, New York prior to the war. He enlisted in the Nave on September 25, 1942 in Rochester, NY.

The Cony, while providing cover for the landings on the Treasury Islands, the Cony & the U.S.S. Philip (DD-498) were attacked by 10 Japanese dive bombers that were escorted by 39 Japanese fighter planes. The Cony received two bomb hits on her main deck which killed 8 of her men, wounded 10, and caused considerable damage during the war.

Bernard "Died Of Wounds" suffered from burns in this attack.

He was awarded the Navy Cross and a Purple Heart.

He was first interred overseas and later re-interred here on August 28, 1948.

Service # 6085810

Historical Notes: The Cony, after having survived WW II & Korea service, took part in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in April 1961. She also took part in the blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis. On October 27, 1961 the Cony intercepted the Soviet submarine B-59, an incident which nearly led to war between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The Cony received 11 battle stars for World War II service, and two for Korean War service.

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 2 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72438167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Barney (26 Jan 1924–27 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72438167, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .