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Ens Stephen Leonard Fuld

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Ens Stephen Leonard Fuld

Birth
New York, USA
Death
2 Sep 1942 (aged 34)
At Sea
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA Add to Map
Memorial ID
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Linda Mutch (#47891291)
Stephen Leonard Fuld was a graduate of Horace Mann & Dartmouth. He was a CBS Broadcasting Executive in Manhattan. Stephen was adored by my Grandmother and all his friends. Sadly, on September 9, 1942, he was aboard the Muskeget which was bombed by German torpedo boats. Uncle Stephen was Lost at Sea.
Along with many other brave souls. He is dearly missed.
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US COAST GUARD WORLD WAR II
Ensign, Stephen L. Fuld MIA/KIA
Hometown: Darien Connectecut
Ship: USCGC MUSKEGET WAG-48
Service # 220832
Awards: Purple Heart, European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Captain: Lt. Comander Charles E. Toft

Mission: North Atlantic Weather Patrol
Mission Date: 9-Sep-42
Location: Boston - Iceland
Cause: Torpedoed U-755
Complement: Crew: of 121 MIA/KIA
34 merchant seamen
9 commissioned officers,
107 enlisted men, 1 Public Health Service officer,
4 U.S. Weather Service employees

Ensign Fuld was lost with the crew of USS Muskeget (WAG 48) At 15.16 hours on 9 September 1942 when U-755 fired a spread of three torpedoes at an auxiliary vessel and heard two hits, followed by sinking noises. This must have been the USS Muskeget (WAG 48). All men on board were lost: nine officers, 107 ratings, one Public Health Service officer and four civilian US Weather Service employees officially declared KIA 1 year and a day later in September 1943.

Fuld appears East Coast Memorial Tablets of the Missing Manhattan New York New York. His memorial marker at The Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County New York is a cenotaph his body was never recovered.

Built as American steam merchant Cornish for Eastern SS Lines Inc, Boston MA and served on the Great Lakes. On 29 Dec, 1941 acquired by the US Navy and converted to the auxiliary patrol yacht USS YAG-9 by the Sullivan Drydock & Repair Co, New York. The vessel was armed with one 4in, one 3in and four 20mm guns and two depth charge tracks and commissioned on 3 Jan, 1942. She was assigned to the Third Naval District and used for patrol duty off New York until renamed and reclassified USS Muskeget (AG 48) on 30 May 1942.

On 1 Jul, 1942, transferred to the US Coast Guard, reclassified as USS Muskeget (WAG 48) and assigned to the station at Boston for duty as weather ship in the Weather Observation Patrol. The ship then patrolled on Weather Station No. 2 (53°N/42°30W) from 6 to 27 July.

Notes on event
On 24 Aug, 1942, the USS Muskeget (WAG 48) departed for her second patrol as weather ship on the Weather Station No. 2 (53°N/42°30W) and sent weather reports until 9 September, but then no further messages were received. When the weather ship USS Monomoy (WAG 275) failed to locate her on relief four days later, a combined search by aircraft and ships was carried out on 16 September, but proved fruitless and the ship was reported missing.
Linda Mutch (#47891291)
Stephen Leonard Fuld was a graduate of Horace Mann & Dartmouth. He was a CBS Broadcasting Executive in Manhattan. Stephen was adored by my Grandmother and all his friends. Sadly, on September 9, 1942, he was aboard the Muskeget which was bombed by German torpedo boats. Uncle Stephen was Lost at Sea.
Along with many other brave souls. He is dearly missed.
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US COAST GUARD WORLD WAR II
Ensign, Stephen L. Fuld MIA/KIA
Hometown: Darien Connectecut
Ship: USCGC MUSKEGET WAG-48
Service # 220832
Awards: Purple Heart, European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Captain: Lt. Comander Charles E. Toft

Mission: North Atlantic Weather Patrol
Mission Date: 9-Sep-42
Location: Boston - Iceland
Cause: Torpedoed U-755
Complement: Crew: of 121 MIA/KIA
34 merchant seamen
9 commissioned officers,
107 enlisted men, 1 Public Health Service officer,
4 U.S. Weather Service employees

Ensign Fuld was lost with the crew of USS Muskeget (WAG 48) At 15.16 hours on 9 September 1942 when U-755 fired a spread of three torpedoes at an auxiliary vessel and heard two hits, followed by sinking noises. This must have been the USS Muskeget (WAG 48). All men on board were lost: nine officers, 107 ratings, one Public Health Service officer and four civilian US Weather Service employees officially declared KIA 1 year and a day later in September 1943.

Fuld appears East Coast Memorial Tablets of the Missing Manhattan New York New York. His memorial marker at The Evergreens Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County New York is a cenotaph his body was never recovered.

Built as American steam merchant Cornish for Eastern SS Lines Inc, Boston MA and served on the Great Lakes. On 29 Dec, 1941 acquired by the US Navy and converted to the auxiliary patrol yacht USS YAG-9 by the Sullivan Drydock & Repair Co, New York. The vessel was armed with one 4in, one 3in and four 20mm guns and two depth charge tracks and commissioned on 3 Jan, 1942. She was assigned to the Third Naval District and used for patrol duty off New York until renamed and reclassified USS Muskeget (AG 48) on 30 May 1942.

On 1 Jul, 1942, transferred to the US Coast Guard, reclassified as USS Muskeget (WAG 48) and assigned to the station at Boston for duty as weather ship in the Weather Observation Patrol. The ship then patrolled on Weather Station No. 2 (53°N/42°30W) from 6 to 27 July.

Notes on event
On 24 Aug, 1942, the USS Muskeget (WAG 48) departed for her second patrol as weather ship on the Weather Station No. 2 (53°N/42°30W) and sent weather reports until 9 September, but then no further messages were received. When the weather ship USS Monomoy (WAG 275) failed to locate her on relief four days later, a combined search by aircraft and ships was carried out on 16 September, but proved fruitless and the ship was reported missing.

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