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Clay Knox Dyer

USNR (6401758). American

Born  22 Jun 1923Marshall County, TN
Died  3 Apr 2007(83)Cornersville, TN

Roster information listed for Clay Knox Dyer

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
USS Leedstown (AP 73)Troop transportSeaman First Class9 Nov 1942U-331 (1)

Personal information

Clay Knox Dyer was injured in the sinking of USS Leedstown, spent about 13 hours in the water before being rescued and was eventually transferred to Bethesda Naval Hospital. After a period of convalescence he joined USS Iowa (BB 61), serving aboard the battleship until the war ended.


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