Ambro, Eugene Allan, PhM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, PhM-0000, Prisoner of War/Japan
Service Years
1937 - 1944
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Erie, PA
Last Address
Erie, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Stationed aboard the submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9), it received severe damage when hit by heavy bombers on December 29, 1941. 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. PH2 Ambro died when the ship Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark (SS-314).
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2431643

Prisoner of War Medal
Awarded for actions during World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Pharmacist's Mate Second Class
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands and Japan)
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Citation: Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Eugene Allan Ambro (NSN: 2431643), United States Navy, a former crewman of the U.S.S. CANOPUS (AS-9), was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while in captivity.
   
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 Duty Stations
Naval Hospital Chelsea, MAUSS Canopus (AS-9)Prisoner of War
  1938-1939, HA-0000, Naval Hospital Chelsea, MA
  1941-1942, PhM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1944, PhM-0000, Prisoner of War/Japan
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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