Fairchild, Clarence DeVere, Jr., CMM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1942, MM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
Service Years
1936 - 1942
MM-Machinists Mate
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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Milbank, SD
Last Address
5338 Mecca St
Tarzana, CA

Casualty Date
May 06, 1942
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Tahoma Cemetery - Yakima, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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As a member of the crew of the USS Canopus (AS-9), CMM Fairchild survived the attack by the Japanese on December 29, 1941. The crew continued to fight until there was no hope left and the Canopus was scuttled by her own men on April 9, 1942. The men who sunk their own ship then joined the fighting in Corregidor, where they and the rest of the crew joined with the US Marines and set up beach defenses. CMM Fairchild was killed in action on May 6, 1942.

Service number: 3930533

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Colorado (BB-45)USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1937-1939, MM-0000, USS Whipple (DD-217)
  1939-1940, MM-0000, USS Colorado (BB-45)
  1940-1940, MM-0000, USS Perry (DD-340)
  1941-1942, MM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 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
  Mar 01, 1942, Promoted to CMM
  Jun 20, 1950, Headstone Application for Military Veterans1
  Jun 12, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
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