Beisler, Joseph John, CPO Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary Designator/NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinist's Mate
Last Duty Station
1942-1945, MM-0000, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1920 - 1945
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
MM-Machinist's Mate
Six Hash Marks

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1902
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Louisville
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 18, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Illness, Disease
Location
Japan
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/World War II*/Evacuations/Corrigedor, Philippines
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon

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Conflict  :   Campaigns, Battles and Exercises
Start Year
1700
End Year
2100
Description
Node
   
Conflict  :   Wars and Conflicts
Start Year
1700
End Year
2099
Description
Conflict
   
Conflict  :   World War II*
Start Year
1939
End Year
1945
Description
World War 2
   
Evacuation  :   Evacuations
Start Year
1939
End Year
1945
Description
All evacuations associated with World War II
   
Evacuation  :   Corrigedor, Philippines
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942
Description
delivers food to Corrigedor P. I. and evacuates certain military personnel
   
Participation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Personal Recollections

Memories
221 of her crewmen were evacuated to Corregidor on February 28, 1942 and served with the Marines 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions on beach defenses. The final 327 crewmen were also evacuated to Corregidor and served in the 4th Marine Regiment's 4th Battalion Reserves (Provisional)which fought gallantly during the final battle for the island fortress. Nearly all Canopus crewmen were captured at the fall of Corregidor and spent the rest of the war in Japanese POW Camps in the Philippines and the Asia mainland.

Over 200 were Killed in Action.


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