Barlow, Woods Richardson, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman First Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1942-1942, S1c-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Seaman First Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cave City, KY
Last Address
Cave City, KY

Casualty Date
Dec 26, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
Glasgow Municipal Cemetery - Glasgow, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
WCIR A 12 (memorial marker)

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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. According to the official Navy muster rolls, S1c Barlow was transferred to the 4th Marines on February 28, 1942. He was captured by the Japanese on May 6, 1942 and held captive until he died of beriberi on December 26,1942.

Service number: 2874914

Prisoner of War Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Seaman First 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: Seaman First Class Woods Richardson Barlow (NSN: 2874914), 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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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1940, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Sturgeon (SS-187)USS Canopus (AS-9)USS Holland (AS-3)
4th Marine RegimentPrisoner of War
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, USS Salmon (SS-182)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, USS Sturgeon (SS-187)
  1941-1942, S1c-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1941-1942, S2c-0000, USS Holland (AS-3)
  1941-1942, S2c-0000, USS Salmon (SS-182)
  1942-1942, S1c-0000, 4th Marine Regiment
  1942-1942, S1c-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
 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
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 26, 2017, General Photos
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  2017, World War II Fallen
  2018, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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