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Bazil Muse Hatfield, Jr.

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    Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Torpedoman's Mate, First Class
Service Number 355 87 06
Birth Date December 2, 1916
From Fort Worth, Texas
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 Bazil was born in Alba, Texas.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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