Deck, Leonard Joseph, SC2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
SC-0000-Ships Cook/Ships Baker
Last Rating/NEC Group
Ships Cook/Ships Baker
Primary Unit
1942-1943, SC-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1930 - 1943
SC-Ships Cook/Baker
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Philadelphia, PA
Last Address
2217 N 17th St
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 15, 1943
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
C 435

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSTA Norfolk, VAUS NavyUSS Canopus (AS-9)USS S-39 (SS-144)
4th Marine DivisionPrisoner of War
  1938-1939, SC-0000, NAVSTA Norfolk, VA
  1939-1939, SC-0000, USS Henderson (AP-1)
  1939-1939, SC-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1939-1939, SC-0000, USS S-40 (SS-145)
  1939-1940, SC-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1940-1940, SC-0000, USS S-39 (SS-144)
  1940-1940, SC-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1940-1941, SC-0000, USS Houston (CA-30)
  1941-1942, SC-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1942, SC-0000, 4th Marine Division
  1942-1943, SC-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
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 25, 1949, Buried at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific1
  May 01, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Jan 05, 2020, General Photos
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Last Known Activity

Leonard served as a Ship's Cook Second Class, Submarine Tender U.S.S. Canopus (AS-9), U.S. Navy during World War II. He resided in Pennsylvania prior to the war. The Canopus was scuttled in Mariveles Bay, Bataan by her own crew, to deny her use to the enemy in the "Fall of Bataan" during the war. Leonard then became a POW of the Japanese Army in April, 1942. He died of amoebic dysentery while a POW of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in
China and was later repatriated to the United States on January 25, 1949

Service number: 2494437

Prisoner of War Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Ship's Cook First Class
Division: Prisoner of War (
General Orders:
NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Citation: Ship's Cook First Class Leonard J. Deck (NSN: 2494437), 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.

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