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Harry L. Corl

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Harry Lee Corl
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Harry L. Corl
Born(1914-03-26)March 26, 1914
Lambertville, Michigan
DiedAugust 24, 1942(1942-08-24) (aged 28)
Pacific Ocean, near the Solomon Islands
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1934–1938; 1939-1942
UnitTorpedo Squadron 3
Battles/warsWorld War II
*Battle of Midway
*Battle of the Eastern Solomons
AwardsNavy Cross

Harry L. Corl (1914–1942) was a United States Naval officer killed in action during World War II. He received the Navy Cross for his actions during the Battle of Midway. He was born in Lambertville, Michigan on 26 March 1914 and first enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 20 November 1934, and was discharged in 1938. He enlisted again in 1939, rising to ensign on 15 June 1942. Corl was lost in a crash during action in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons and presumed dead on 25 August 1942. The U.S. Navy named the high-speed transport USS Harry L. Corl (APD-108) in his memory.


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