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Jack Rudolph Byrd

Jack Rudolph Byrd

  Bronze Star Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Pharmacist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 274 18 62
Birth Date *
From Mount Olive, Mississippi
Decorations Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death December 15, 1944
Location Aboard the Hellship Oryoku Maru
Circumstances Died when Oryoku Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners
of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by
US Navy planes from the USS Hornet
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*Information needed.  Photo courtesy of the Jane Blain Brewer Memorial Library, via Norm Rutan.

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