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Howard Bruce Smith

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 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Chief Fire Controlman
Service Number 279 41 87
Birth Date October 11, 1913 
From Knox, Indiana
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 Howard was born in Indiana Harbor, Indiana.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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