Branchaud, Fred Ervin, MM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1942, MM-0000, China, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1920 - 1942
MM-Machinists Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brainerd, MN
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 17, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot Q Row 0 Grave 294

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WW II Memorial National RegistryThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2014, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2014, World War II Fallen

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US NavyPrisoner of War
  1939-1942, MM-0000, USS Pigeon ASR-6
  1942-1942, MM-0000, China, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service number 3281511
  Jan 09, 1939, Re-enlisted San Diego CA
  Oct 10, 1949, Date of Internment
  Nov 17, 2014, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Submarine Rescue Ship USS Pigeon (ASR-6) was sunk on May 4, 1942, by a dive bomber while her crew was ashore assisting in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor. At least sixteen of her crew died in the Philippine Islands, during transport to POW camps in Japan, or in the camps themselves. He Died of Diarrhea, Beriberi, Pellagra, and Bronchitis in Prisoner of War Camp, Mukden, China

Name of Award
Prisoner of War Medal
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

Machinist's Mate First Class Fred Erven Branchaud (NSN: 3281511), United States Navy, 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 still in captivity.

General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Action Date: May 7, 1942 - Died in Captivity
Service: Navy
Rank: Machinist's Mate First Class
Division: Prisoner of War (Manchuria)
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