MM3 Kenneth Charles Wood


MM3 Kenneth Charles Wood

Napa County, California, USA
Death 17 Dec 1944 (aged 26)
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot N, 1780
Memorial ID 3650310 View Source
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Kenneth served as a Machinist's Mate Third Class, U.S.S. Canopus (AS-9), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in California prior to the war.

The Canopus was scuttled in Mariveles Bay, Bataan by her own crew, to deny her use to the enemy in the "Fall of Bataan" during the war.

Kenneth then became a POW of the Japanese Army in April, 1942 and was held at the Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria.

Kenneth was one of 19 POW's "Killed In Action" when two bombs from an American B-29 stuck the camp.

He received the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Hoten POW Camp Cemetery in China and was later repatriated here on April 5, 1949.

Service # 3757076

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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16 Others who died in this bombing incident:

Buck, William E ~ PFC, AR
Carr, Ulysis B ~ PFC, AL
Fleming, John W ~ Sgt, NM
Grizzard, Herbert W ~ MM1c, TN
Jette, Leon R ~ Pvt, MT
Lane, Arthur V ~ PTR1, CA
Long, Roy J ~ Sgt, IL
Mabry, Lonnie G ~ RM2, VA
Mitchell, Robert E ~ Sgt, NM
Privatsky, Edward E ~ Pvt, ID
Ravin, Frederick S ~ TM1c, OR
Roetschke, Ralph W ~ Pvt, TX
Sabo, Alex J ~ Pvt, MD
Skabicki, Leon ~ Pfc, NJ
Sutton, Billy S ~ Sgt, WV
Wood, Kenneth C ~ MM3, CA

Listing by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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