Nicholas Frank Piacun

Nicholas Frank Piacun

Death 4 Mar 1943 (aged 23)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot A, 784
Memorial ID 3789242 · View Source
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Nicholas served as a Machinst's Mate Second Class on the Submarine Tender U.S.S. Canopus (AS-9), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Louisiana 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" in 1942 during the war.

Nicholas then became a POW of the Japanese Army in the spring of 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of influenza and pneumonia while at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here on February 3, 1949.

Service # 2744108

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3789242
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Frank Piacun (25 Sep 1919–4 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3789242, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .