S2 William Beecher Jones


S2 William Beecher Jones

Death 20 Nov 1943 (aged 20)
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot F 884
Memorial ID 56112373 View Source
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William served as a Seaman Second Class on the Submarine Tender 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.

William then became a POW of the Japanese Army in April, 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 March 23, 1949.

Service # 3823599

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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