Frank Elmer McCreary

Frank Elmer McCreary

Birth
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Jan 1943 (aged 38)
Fukuoka, Japan
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Plot B Row 10 Grave 110
Memorial ID 56779773 · View Source
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US Navy WORLD WAR II
Machinist's Mate 1st Class, Frank E. McCreary POW/DIS
Hometown: Marble Hill, Missouri
Ship: USS Perch SS-176
Service # 3461679
Awards: Purple Heart, Prisoner of war Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal

Mission: Attack on an enemy troop convoy
Mission Date: 3-Mar-42 SCUTTLED
Location: Java Sea
Cause: Depth charge attack.
Struck: 06/24/1942
Complement: fifty-four enlisted men and five officers,
6 DIED IN CAPTIVITY - PRISONER OF WAR CAMP, MAKASSAR, INDONESIA,

USS Perch was forced to scuttle herself after being mortally wounded in a depth charge attack. All crew members were picked up by the Japanese, and sent to Prisoner of War camps. Six crew members of USS Perch (SS-176) died as Prisoners of War. Machinist's Mate McCreary died of pneumonia in Fukuoka Japan January 4 1943.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Missouri.

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  • Maintained by: Marian Brune McCreary
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56779773
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Elmer McCreary (10 Oct 1904–4 Jan 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56779773, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Marian Brune McCreary (contributor 47262751) .