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Ross Eldon Hippler

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Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Patternmaker, Second Class
Service Number 375 96 73
Birth Date November 22, 1919
From Berkeley, California
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death October 24, 1944
Location Aboard the Hellship Arisan Maru
Circumstances Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark (SS-314)
Remarks Ross was born in McCloud, California.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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