SHIP’S COOK THIRD CLASS BERLEY AUGUSTA MEARS; U.S. NAVY

May 20, 1919 (Accomack, VA) – January 12, 1977 (Norwalk, CT)
Married to the former Josephine Aquino in Norwalk on October 20, 1945
Local addresses: 9 Chestnut Street, South Norwalk (1946); 7 Nolan Street, Norwalk
(1976)
Enlisted on September 22, 1941 in Norfolk, Virginia
Service number 4059727
USS PC-496

Wounded when his ship, Patrol Craft USS PC-496, was destroyed by an Italian torpedo off the coast of Bizerte, Tunisia on June 4, 1943. He survived by holding on to a floating ice box from the ship’s kitchen until he was rescued.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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