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Frank Jay Potter

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    Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 375 92 54
Birth Date November 5, 1919
From Milwaukie, Oregon
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 Frank was born in Eureka, California.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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