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Birth: Oct. 31, 1915
Muhlenberg County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1942

James Douglas Allen

Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Machinist's Mate, Second Class
Service Number 287 15 17
Birth Date October 31, 1915
From Clarkston, Washington
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death October 20, 1942
Location Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp, Philippine Islands
Circumstances Died of Amoebic Dysentery
Remarks James was born in Central City, Kentucky.

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

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.

Note: Entered the service from Kentucky.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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