S1 Harry Edward Adams

S1 Harry Edward Adams

Birth
Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Death 24 Oct 1944 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56764497 · View Source
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Harry Edward Adams

Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 279 67 82
Birth Date October 30, 1921
From Dayton, Ohio
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of
War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death October 24, 1944
Location Aboard the Hellship Arisan Maru
Circumstances Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark (SS-314)

Remarks Harry was born in Lima, Ohio.

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.

Bio by: Judy Richards

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Ohio.

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56764497
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for S1 Harry Edward Adams (30 Oct 1921–24 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56764497, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .