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Rank and Name, William Fabian Allard.
Unit/Placed in, USS Canopus (AS-9) Submarine Tender, 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
William is born 1921 in Jefferson, South Dakota.
Father, William J. Allard.
Mother, Evelyn M. (Limoges) Allard.
Sister, Lorraine Allard.
William enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 3214668.
William was KIA after the USS Canopus was scuttled by the Japanese, he fought ashore on Corregidor during the Campaign on May 6, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html