Maass, Adolph Rudolph, CPhM

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1944, PhM-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1921 - 1944
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rowena, TX
Last Address
1921 E Blaine St
Seattle, WA

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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NAVSTA Bremerton, WAUS NavyPrisoner of War
  1939-1939, PhM-0000, NAVSTA Bremerton, WA
  1939-1940, PhM-0000, USS Sands (DD-243)
  1940-1940, PhM-0000, USS San Francisco (CA-38)
  1940-1940, PhM-0000, USS Trinity (AO-13)
  1941-1941, PhM-0000, USS Bittern (AM-36)
  1941-1942, PhM-0000, USS Quail (AM-15)
  1942-1944, PhM-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Japanese air attacks on US vessels in Cavite
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
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  Jun 21, 1945, Notification of death1
  Jan 13, 2019, General Photos1
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Last Known Activity

During the defense of Corregidor, USS Quail (AM-15) swept a channel providing access to South Harbor, Corregidor. Her crew then went ashore to aid in the defense of that island. Damaged by enemy bombs and guns, Quail was scuttled 5 May 1942 by U.S. forces to prevent her capture. Part of her crew, Lt Cmdr. John H Morrill and 17 others, escaped to Darwin, Australia, in a 36-foot motor launch. The rest of the crew became prisoners of war of Imperial Japan. CPhM Maass was among the POW's. On October 24, 1944, some of these prisoners were aboard the Japanese ship Arisan Maru, which was torpedoed by US ships. He was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 3050498

Note of rank: Some sources have CPhM Maass listed as a Chief Warrent Officer; however, no records have been found to indicate this promotion.

Note of vessel: Most sources have CPhm Maass as a member of the crew of the USS Bittern (AM-36) at the time of his capture. While he was a part of that crew, the men were transferred to the USS Quail (AM-15) and became a part of that crew when the Bittern was scuttled on December 12, 1940.

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  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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