Autrey, Benjamin Franklin, CTM

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Last Rank
Chief Torpedoman
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, TM-0000, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1924 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
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Home Town
Atlanta, CA
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Hostile, Died while Captured
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
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Benjamin Autrey was a member of the crew of the submarine tender U.S.S. CANOPUS (AS-9), serving in the Philippine Islands. After the ship was severely damaged on December 29, 1941, and subsequently scuttled to prevent the vessel from falling into enemy hands, he and his surviving comrades joined the ground forces in defense of Bataan and Corregidor. He was subsequently captured and interned as a Prisoner of War. He died when a U.S. Submarine torpedoed the Japanese ARISAN MARU on October 24, 1944.

Service number: 2677697

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Canopus (AS-9)4th Marine RegimentPrisoner of War
  1940-1941, TM-0000, USS Pecos (AO-6)
  1940-1941, TM-0000, USS Pigeon ASR-6
  1941-1942, TM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, 4th Marine Regiment
  1942-1944, TM-0000, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Japanese air attacks on US vessels in Cavite
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 09, 1942, USS Canopus (AS-9) scuttled
  Jun 25, 1942, Promoted to CTM
  Oct 24, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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