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R E T
19 June 1944
Subject: Action Report
and Report of Loss of Ship; Submission
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(4) In case of heavy
enemy shore battery opposition, be-
tween H minus 2 hours and H
minus 40 minutes, signal "Zebra"
would be sent to bombardment
ships, which would require
CORRY firing on targets 13A and
14A approximately located be-
tween Montebourg and Fontenay,
coast of France.
(5) To arrive station #3
at H minus 50 minutes.
(6) To commence direct
fire at beach targets #80, 82, 84
86, 88, 90, 92,
and 94, extending from prospective beachhead,
Quineville, at H minus 40 minutes.
Rate of fire to be 8 rounds per
(7) To cease firing at H
hour upon receipt of black smoke
rocket signal, meaning "troops
have landed, lift your fire".
(8) To fire at targets of
opportunity after H hour.
(9) To answer call fire
after landing of shore fire control
party after H plus 210 minutes.
The CORRY carried out all duties as listed in paragraph
(d), (1) to (5) inclusive,
except signal "Zebra" was not re-
cieved and consequently targets 13A and 14A were not
The remainder of the schedule, as presented above, was
the following manner:
(1) At H minus 85 minutes the FITCH and this vessel were
fired upon by shore batteries,
unlocated, just prior to de-
parting boat lane to report to
our respective fire support
(2) At H minus 70
minutes, while en route to fire support
station #3, at speed of about 3
knots, commenced firing
almost simultaneously with
FITCH on shore battery flashes on
beach bearing about 260°T
from ship's position 2 miles due
west of St. Marcouf Islands. Fire was for purposes of cover-
ing FITCH, which was at this
time about 3,000 yards north of
this vessel, on course of about
(3) At H minus 50
minutes, upon arrival assigned position #3,
stopped and anchored at short
stay, as current was flooding
knots at this time.