Arthur Edwin LASSEIGNE

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Arthur Edwin LASSEIGNE

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Arthur Edwin LASSEIGNE. Machinist Mate 1st Class 274334 (MM1) USNR on USS Shubrick. DD-639 Escort duties of Sicily 4 August 1943. Born 11 April 1917 to Arthur Adam and Marie Camelia Lasseigne, nee Tanguis. 1920 -1930 residing with his parents and siblings at Police Jury Ward 5 Grant, Allen Parish, Louisiana. 1940 With parents and siblings at Highway 61, same area as previous locations. He was wounded and died in a hospital in Malta. He was Injured 4 August 1943 and died 15 August 1945.

Laid to rest 16 August 1943 in Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Malta. Plot P. Grave 16.
Repatriated by US personnel about Oct 1945 to Italy and laid to rest Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy.

The Ship was on escort to USS Savannah to Palermo. There, during a night air raid on 4 August, Shubrick was hit amidships by a 500-pound (230 kg) bomb which caused flooding of two main machinery spaces and left the ship without power. Nine were killed and 20 wounded in the attack. The damaged destroyer was towed by Nauset into the inner harbour for emergency repairs and then to Malta for drydocking. Using one screw, the ship returned to the United States, arriving in New York on 9 October for permanent repairs.

Photograph credited to John on Find a Grave.

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