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Alva Roberts Cowan

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 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Chief Pharmacist's Mate
Service Number 295 13 19
Birth Date February 19, 1908
From Newport, Rhode Island
Decorations 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
Remarks Alva was born in Newborn, Tennessee.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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