28 June 2017
“Companion book: “Normandy: A Father’s Ship and a Son’s Curiosity”
On this day in 1944, the PC 552 recovered the body of Thomas M. Stamm, US Navy and proceeded to Easy White Beach for burial. What did you do this week?
The deck log entries often include these one liners which report the basic facts. Yet, we know there is much more to this story. Here is a body found floating around the English Channel 22 days after D-day. All sorts of grisly scenarios may be imagined but we know nothing more. Somewhere, there was a family who grieved his loss.
We don’t have the date these sailors reported on board, nor the date they were transferred:
|Sullivan||Lawrence Ferrel||342 11 28|
|Thomas||Gerald LeRoy||316 77 86|
This information can be found at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), I Archives Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, 63138. If you visit this facility, you may request this information. Please make sure to note this is for nonprofit historical research. Please help these sailors be remembered.
We need the dates these men reported on board and were transferred from the ship.
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