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Rank, Name, Seaman First Class Harry Edward Adams.
Unit/placed in on, USS Canopus AS-9 Tender, United States Navy.
The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ship (POW-Transport) sunk on Oct. 24, 1944.
The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 10, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine,USS Snook (Shark?) with three torpedoes, east of Hong Kong, on October 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – 1793 died. Eight men survived this sinking. Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.
This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the history of the United States.
Harry was born on Oct. 30, 1921 in Lima, Allen County, Ohio.
Father, Harry S. Adams.
Mother, Ethel H. Adams.
Harry enlisted the U.S.Army in Ohio with service number # 2796782.
Harry died on board the Arisan Maru when it was Torpedoed on Oct. 24, 1944, is honored with a Purple Hear, Combat Action Ribbon, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Harry is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
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A submarine tender is a type of ship that supplies and supports submarines. Submarines are small compared to most oceangoing vessels, and generally do not have the ability to carry large amounts of food, fuel, torpedoes, and other supplies, nor to carry a full array of maintenance equipment and personnel.
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