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Abrams, Chester Lee

Rank and Name, Shipfitter Third Class Chester Lee Abrams.

Unit/Placed in on, USS Canopus (AS-9) Submarine Tender(depot), United States Navy.

USS Canopus AS-9

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


Chester is born in 1921 in Spring Hill, Alabama.


Father, Claude A Abrams.

Mother, Ellie A. Abrams.


Chester enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 3759708.


Chester died in Japanese captivity on May 8, 1943, Shipfitter Third Class Chester C. Abrams is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Chester is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to ABMC, https://abmc.gov Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,   Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. Info: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html and Jean Louis Vijgen.

POW Camp Biblid, Philippines
USS Canopus (AS-9) Submarine Tender
His Rank Shipfitter Third Class