Struck by Mine off French Coast
On June 6, Meredith gave gunfire support to the landing forces on Utah Beach
and early in the morning of the following day, while patrolling the offshore waters as a screening vessel, she struck an enemy mine. Severely damaged, with a loss of seven killed and over 50 wounded and missing, Meredith was towed to an anchorage in the Bay of the Seine to be salvaged. However, on the morning of June 9, her seams were further opened by an enemy bombing raid and shortly after she broke in two without warning and sank.
Lost At Sea Log
Name - Branch
F 1c Michael J. Wilk