Meringolo, Ferdinand Frank, S1c Fallen
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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Last Duty Station
1942-1943, SN-0000, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1941 - 1943
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 31, 1943
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Operation Campaign/USS Canopus (AS-9)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesUSS Canopus AS-34/AS-9 AssociationAmerican Ex-POW AssociationMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified]
  1942, USS Canopus AS-34/AS-9 Association [Verified]
  1943, American Ex-POW Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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 Duty Stations
Formal SchoolsRecruit Training Center (RTC)/RTC Great LakesUS NavyPrisoner of War
  1941-1941, SN-0000, (SN) Seaman Apprenticeship School
  1941-1941, Recruit Training Center (RTC)/RTC Great Lakes
  1941-1942, SN-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1943, SN-0000, Prisoner of War
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1941, Recruit Training Command* (RTC Great Lakes, IL), first
 Combat and Operations History
  1941-1942 World War II
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Operation Campaign/Battle of the Philippines
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Operation Campaign/Battle of Bataan
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Operation Campaign/Corrigedor, Philippines
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sergeant Joseph Chastain, USMC; Corporal Victor Paliotti, USMC and Seaman First Class Ferdinand Meringolo, USN escaped from the Japanese POW camp in Mukden, Manchuria. While making their way north toward the Soviet Union, they were recaptured and later executed by the Japanese.

Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal
Rank/Rate Seaman, First Class
Service Number 233 99 00
Birth Date May 17, 1923
From Brooklyn, New York
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death July 31, 1943
Location Prisoner of War Camp Hoten, Mukden, China
Circumstances Executed for attempting to escape
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