Harry L. Corl
Harry Lee Corl
Harry L. Corl
|Born||March 26, 1914|
|Died||August 24, 1942 (aged 28)|
Pacific Ocean, near the Solomon Islands
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1934–1938; 1939-1942|
|Unit||Torpedo Squadron 3|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
*Battle of Midway
*Battle of the Eastern Solomons
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.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Lundstrom, John B. The First Team and the Guadalcanal Campaign: Naval Fighter Combat From August to November 1942. Annapolis, Maryland: United States Naval Institute, 1994.
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