Rank/Rate Molder, First Class
Service Number 316 36 93
From Huntington Park, California
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death November 30, 1942
Location Prisoner of War Camp, Mukden, China
Circumstances Died of dysentery and pellagra
Remarks Tecnhical High School, Omaha, Nebraska.
Photo from Omaha World-Herald courtesy of Mary Mihovich. Dwaine Gale Bond (center) with teammate Kenneth Bernhard and Coach "Dutch" White
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.
MLDR 1C US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
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