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Clark Allen Philson

Clark Allen Philson

    Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Hospital Apprentice, First Class
Service Number 372 22 45
Birth Date June 16, 1921
From San Diego, 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 Clark was born in Curtis, Nebraska.

Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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