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James Corin Cross

Soundman, Second Class, Navy

Born: January 1, 1922
Hometown: Portsmouth, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: August 23, 1943
Died In: off Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Soundman Second Class Cross served aboard the submarine chaser SC-696 that was bombed and sunk by German Ju-88 aircraft off Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

He was a 1939 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and was employed by the Tidewater Construction Company at Port Norfolk before the war.

He is buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.

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