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Ogurek Michael A.

Monuments

Greater Love Plaque

 

Name:
Michael A. Ogurek
Rank:
Corporal
Serial Number:
32108130
Unit:
478th Amphibious Truck Company
Date of Death:
1944-04-28
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Cambridge American Cemetery, United Kingdom
Plot:
F
Row:
5
Grave:
52
Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

Michael A. Ogurek entered the military service in New York. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Corporal in the 478th Amphibious Truck Company. He was killed during the Exercise Tiger--one of the large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This took place in April 1944 in Slapton Sands, Devon in the UK. An Allied naval convoy involved in the exercise was attacked by German submarines, and coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths. At least 749 American servicemen were killed. Because of the impending invasion of Normandy, the incident was highly classified and the full story did not come out until years later after the war. He is now buried in Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.