LCDR William M. Corry

William Merrill Corry was born 10-05-1889 in Quincy, FL, graduated from the Naval Academy 6-03-1910, & was designated Naval Aviator 3-06-1916. He served with distinction in command of the Air Station at Le Croisic, France, during World War I, & after the war remained in Europe working with the aviation aspects of demobilization. While serving on the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet, Lieutenant Commander Corry was injured in an airplane crash 10-03-1920. Thrown clear, he plunged into the flaming wreckage to save the plane's pilot. This heroism was recognized with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

LCDR Corry died of his burns and joined our Lord on 10-07-1920.


Copyright © U.S.S. Corry Association | Content can be used for educational or historical purposes with reference.