Harris, John Soloman, TM2c

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Last Rank
Torpedoman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1942, TM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
Service Years
1935 - 1944
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 14, 1944
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, WW II Memorial National Registry

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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge

 Duty Stations
USS S-42 (SS-153)USS Seawolf (SS-197)USS S-38 (SS-143)Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)
USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1938-1940, TM-0000, USS S-42 (SS-153)
  1940-1941, TM-0000, USS Seawolf (SS-197)
  1941-1941, TM-0000, USS S-38 (SS-143)
  1941-1941, TM-0000, USS S-38 (SS-143)
  1941-1941, TM-0000, Naval Hospital Canacao, Philippines
  1941-1942, TM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date of death: Executed as a Prisoner of War: December 14, 1944
Status: POW

John Harris 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, and was among the (at least) 139 American Prisoners of War executed by the Japanese at Palawan on December 14, 1944.

Name of Award
Prisoner of War Medal

Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

Torpedoman Second Class John Soloman Harris (NSN: 2681521), 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. He was executed by his captors at Palawan on 14 December 1944.
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Action Date: May 6, 1942 - December 14, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Torpedoman Second Class

Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands and Japan)
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