Ralph Emory Brendlinger

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Ralph Emory Brendlinger

  • Birth 3 Jan 1915 Exeter, Barry County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 24 Oct 1943
  • Burial Exeter, Barry County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 94900582

He was the son of Otis Leroy & Jennie (DeCocq) Brendlinger.

Brother of Willis C. Brendlinger.

Stepson of Earnest C. Planchon.
Half-brother of Edna Marie (Planchon) Summers.
Half-brother of Junior Otis Brendlinger, and Virgil Brendlinger.

His overseas burial memorial. Ralph was aboard the USS Canopus (AS-9).

The following information was added by request from Judy Richards (#47131306):

Ralph Emory Brendlinger

Rank/Rate Machinist's Mate, First Class
Service Number 380 81 13
Birth Date January 3, 1912
From Exeter, Missouri
Decorations Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death March 25, 1943
Location Osaka Regional Prisoner of War Camp, Japan
Circumstances Died in POW camp
Remarks Ralph was born in Monett, Missouri.

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.

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JAN 3 1915 - OCT 24 1943

Gravesite Details Provided by: ShaneO (#47009366): This is not a cenotaph...this is his actual burial...he was only temporarily buried at Manila and was brought home in 1948...there is no longer a burial site or Tablet of the missing entry for him at Manila.

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  • Created by: mokennehan
  • Added: 6 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94900582
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Emory Brendlinger (3 Jan 1915–24 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94900582, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, Barry County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by mokennehan (contributor 47119719) .