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USS Canopus (AS-9)


The submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9) received severe damage when hit by heavy bombers on December 29, 1941. She lost six of her crew in the attack, with another six wounded. She was later scuttled off Manila Bay rather than face capture by the enemy.  Her crew was used in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor.  A large number of her crew died in the Philippine Islands, during transport to POW camps in Japan, or in the camps themselves.  The listing below is probably incomplete. 

Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site.  Research is ongoing, and many pages have recently been updated.  Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.

  Name Photo
1 David Louis Aarhaus  Yes
2 Chester Lee Abrams  Needed
3 Harry Edward Adams*  Needed
4 William Fabian Allard  Needed
5 James Douglas Allen  Needed
6 Eugene Allan Ambro*  Yes
7 John Bertram Arnaud*  Yes
8 Benjamin Franklin Autrey*  Yes
9 Robert William Baer*  Yes
10 Paul Reginald Baggett  Needed
11 Vincent Leonard Bailey  Yes
12 Virgil Kenneth Baldwin  Yes
13 Charles Sherman Barker  Needed
14 Woods Richardson Barlow  Yes
15 Donald Patrick Barrett  Yes
16 Robert Leon Barrows  Needed
17 Joseph John Beisler  Yes
18 Theodore Stanley Berry  Needed
19 John Cunningham Brakey Biddle  Yes
20 Charles Acle Bishop*  Yes
21 Wilbur Burdett Blackburn  Needed
22 Dwaine Gale Bond  Yes
23 William Branchen, Jr.  Yes
24 Ralph Emory Brendlinger  Yes
25 Ralph John Brennan  Yes
26 Don Baily Bristow  Needed
27 Richard Cloyd Brittingham  Needed
28 Ellis Richard Brown  Needed
29 William Burns*  Yes
30 George Dwight Butler*  Yes
31 Walker Kohler Byers, Jr.  Needed
32 Jack Rudolph Byrd  Yes
33 Peter Caioly  Needed
34 Waid Bertram Calhoun*  Yes
35 John Nelson Cambron  Yes
36 John Judson Campbell  Needed
37 William Theodore Carpenter*  Needed
38 John Franklin Casey*  Needed
39 George Reece Chaney  Yes
40 Joseph Gordon Chenoweth  Yes
41 George John Chopchik  Yes
42 Roy Lee Clack*  Yes
43 Charles Porter Claffy  Yes
44 Vernon Floyd Clark  Yes
45 Alva Leroy Clary  Yes
46 Claude Dewitt Combs*  Yes
47 Alonzo Edger Cook, Jr.  Yes
48 Benjamin Franklin Coon*  Yes
49 Alva Roberts Cowan  Needed
50 Joseph Theodore Cox*  Yes
51 Leonard Crane  Yes
52 James Hollie Darling  Yes
53 Leonard Joseph Deck  Needed
54 Vernon Melvin Deck*  Yes
55 Victorino Deguzman  Needed
56 John Porter Derrington  Yes
57 George Dudley Edwards  Needed
58 John William Elliot  Yes
59 Edward Howard Engblom  Needed
60 Clarence DeVere Fairchild, Jr.  Yes
61 Henry Joseph Fisher, Jr.  Needed
62 Morris Alton Flagg  Needed
63 Clarence Stewart Foss*  Yes
64 Kenneth Carl France*  Yes
65 Orlan Elwin Fuller  Needed
66 Eugene Arthur Gammon*  Yes
67 William Burton Gay  Needed
68 Lawrence Junior Gibbs*  Needed
69 Bill Edmond Gillespie  Needed
70 Jesse James Gilliam  Needed
71 Farrell Cyrus Girkin*  Needed
72 Robert James Gisner  Needed
73 Charles Francis Glover  Needed
74 Edgar Henry Goslin*  Needed
75 Joseph Anthony Granes  Needed
76 Dewitt Osborn Graves  Needed
77 Charles Ambrose Guyon  Needed
78 Alton Henry Hall  Yes
79 Joseph Ambrose Halpin  Needed
80 Dewey Lee Hardy  Needed
81 Roland Eugene Harrell  Yes
82 John Soloman Harris  Yes
83 Lamar Hugo Hartje  Yes
84 Jenness Peraly Haskell  Needed
85 Edward Warren Hastings  Yes
86 Bazil Muse Hatfield, Jr.  Needed
87 Maurice Charles Havey  Yes
88 Adolph Hede  Yes
89 William Louis Hershey*  Needed
90 Ross Eldon Hippler*  Needed
91 Allen Albert Hirst*  Yes
92 Kermit Ward Hodges  Yes
93 David Carroll Howard  Needed
94 Frederick Christopher Howell  Needed
95 Ernest John Hubal  Needed
96 Lawrence Thomas Hughes*  Yes
97 Edward Jennings Hutchison  Needed
98 Lester Dale Jackson  Needed
99 Howard Frank Jaquin  Yes
100 Donald Charles Jensen  Needed
101 Arthur Johnson  Needed
102 Harlan Wayne Johnson  Needed
103 Robert Edward Johnson  Needed
104 William Beecher Jones  Needed
105 Leo Benedict Kalamaja*  Yes
106 John Edward Kanae*  Needed
107 Harry Edwin Karwoski*  Needed
108 Harold Gene Kelley  Yes
109 Charles Raymond Kelly  Needed
110 Benjamin Franklin Kennedy  Needed
111 Murry Bryan Kimball  Needed
112 Horace Edward King  Yes
113 Kenneth Harold Kinney  Needed
114 Lloyd Elmer Klett, Jr.  Yes
115 Adam Jack Klupp*  Yes
116 Mark John Koep  Needed

Charles Herman Kramb, Jr.

118 David Lexton Latham  Needed
119 Charles Frederick LeComte  Yes
120 George Waldon Lee*  Yes
121 Clifford Stanley Lesurf  Needed
122 Robert Simon Lewis  Needed
123 Edward James Lloyd  Needed
124 Otto James Lyon*  Needed
125 Donald Dale Mackey  Yes
126 Jose Malazo  Needed
127 Joseph Malysicwski  Needed
128 Kenneth James Matchett*  Needed
129 Jacob Mathis  Yes
130 Clyde Maxwell  Needed
131 Richard Henry Mayberry  Needed
132 Virgil Ford McClatchey*  Needed
133 Nicholas Joseph McCormack  Yes
134 Charles Francis McCoy  Needed
135 William Thomas McCranie*  Needed
136 Walter Rea McCuen*  Yes
137 Raymond Kermit McIntire  Needed
138 Francis Joseph McManus  Yes
139 Ferdinand Frank Meringolo  Yes
140 Darius Thomas Midgett  Needed
141 Walter Herschel Mitchell  Yes
142 Robert Bruce Monroe  Needed
143 Harold Martin Moore  Needed
144 Keith Noel Morrell  Yes
145 J. Earl Moulton  Needed
146 Anderson Mitchell Munn  Needed
147 Jack Kenneth Nash*  Yes
148 Bethel Veech Otter  Yes
149 Gilbert E. Palmer  Needed
150 William Harrison Patrick*  Needed
151 Woodrow David Patterson*  Needed
152 Loren Boyd Penter*  Needed

Paul Edward Perry

154 Herbert Laverne Phelps  Needed
155 George Hendrick Phifer  Yes
156 Clark Allen Philson*  Yes
157 Nicholas Frank Piacun  Yes
158 Arthur William Pinkham  Yes
159 Paul Webster Pinkham*  Needed
160 Justino Pletado  Needed
161 Luther Melvin Pliler*  Needed
162 Frank Jay Potter*  Needed
163 John Michael Powell*  Yes
164 Odeen Delano Powell*  Yes
165 Reese Powell  Needed
166 Ray Sherman Pryor  Needed
167 Howard William Purinton  Yes
168 Benjamin Nathan Rauch, Jr.*  Needed
169 Frederick Scott Ravin  Yes
170 Frank Anthony Re  Needed
171 Solomon Reeves  Needed
172 William Lloyd Reiter  Yes
173 William Henry Rex  Needed
174 Lloyd Houghten Schantz  Needed
175 Charles William Schnabel  Needed
176 William Theodore Schneider  Needed
177 Robert Glenn Shove  Yes
178 Kenneth Woodrow Shumway*  Yes
179 Benjamin Ford Siegel  Yes
180 Ansel King Simpson  Needed
181 Percy Henry Simpson  Needed
182 Peter Smetana  Yes
183 Howard Bruce Smith*  Needed
184 Julio Forest Smith  Needed
185 Rudolph Paul Steck  Needed
186 George Edward Stires  Yes
187 Peter Paul Swinconos*  Needed
188 Forest Lee Taylor*  Needed
189 James Leon Taylor*  Needed
190 Linzia Coy Teem  Needed
191 Arthur Joseph Thumme  Yes
192 Charles Richard Tinker*  Yes
193 Paul Sanford Tulloch  Needed
194 Lawrence Franklin Tyree*  Needed
195 Guy Vance  Needed
196 Thomas Edwin Wall  Yes
197 Edward Clarence Webber*  Yes
198 Lynn Clayton Weeman  Yes
199 Leonard Michael Weis  Yes
200 John Lytle Welch  Yes
201 Manuel Owen Whitaker  Yes
202 William Douglas Wiley  Needed
203 Paul John Wilkens  Needed
204 William Wojtkielewicz*  Needed
205 Kenneth Charles Wood  Needed
206 Thaddeus Wresinski*  Needed
207 Robert Sanford Wright  Yes
208 Marion Richard Yeargin  Yes
209 Ralph William Young  Needed
210 Squire Boone Zane  Yes

*Men who died when the Hellship Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk on October 24, 1944 by USS Shark (SS-314).

John S. Harrington, previously listed on this page, was actually John Leroy Harrington.  Records show that he survived the War in POW camp, was released, and returned home.

Records for George Phillip Trichler, who was previously listed on this page, show that he was not killed in the War, and was discharged from the Navy on July 23, 1943.

Research has shown that James Edward Carpenter and Frank King, who were previously listed on this page, were liberated form Prisoner of War camp, and survived the War.

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