Thaddeus' U.S. Army photo
||Patternmaker, First Class
||213 59 31
||November 1, 1898
||San Pedro, California
||Purple Heart, Prisoner of
||USS Canopus (AS-9)
|Date of Death
||October 24, 1944
||Aboard the Hellship Arisan Maru
||Died when Arisan Maru, transporting
Allied Prisoners of War
from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark
Thaddeus was born in Warsaw, Poland (then part of
Russia). He joined the U.S. Army, served during World War II, and was severely wounded in action. The photo above is from his service in the 106th Infantry Regiment.
Some sources list him as Boilermaker, First Class,
Baker, First Class, or Pharmacist's Mate, First Class.
Photo and information courtesy of Elizabeth. Additional Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.
Pre-WWII Post-WWII Sources