Bailey, Vincent Leonard, SK1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1942-1944, SK-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1934 - 1944
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cullman. AL
Last Address
1002 7th St, West
Cullman, AL

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Brushy Creek Cemetery - Cullman, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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SK1 Bailey was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor on May 6, 1942. On September 7, 1944 while being transported aboard the Japanese ship Shinyo Maru, that ship was sunk by the USS Paddle (SS-263). Bailey was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2720497

POW Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Chief Communications Technician
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands and Japan)
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Citation: Storekeeper First Class Vincent Leonard Bailey (NSN: 2720497), 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 until his death while in captivity.
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  1942-1942, SK-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)


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 USS Canopus (AS-9) Details

USS Canopus (AS-9)
Hull number AS-9

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Tender/ Repair Ship

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2018
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1940-1942, SK-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
39 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Canopus (AS-9)

DENNIG, Richard Alphonse, LCDR, (1938-1968) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
LeComte, Charles Frederick, LT, (1936-1945) OFF 210X Lieutenant
McManus, Francis Joseph, LT, (1940-1945) OFF 410X Lieutenant
Otter, Bethel, LT, (1936-1942) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Elliot, John William, ENS, (1940-1944) OFF 310X Ensign
Beisler, Joseph John, CPO, (1920-1945) MM MM-9593 Chief Petty Officer
Burns, William L., CPO, (1925-1944) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Harrell, Roland Eugene, CPO, (1927-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Mitchell, Walter Herschel, CPO, (1922-1944) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Smith, Charles Edward, CPO, (1930-1942) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Autrey, Benjamin Franklin, CPO, (1924-1944) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Fairchild, Clarence DeVere, CPO, (1936-1942) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
France, Kenneth Carl, PO1, (1937-1944) MM MM-9593 Petty Officer First Class
Yeargin, Marion Richard, PO2, (1927-1943) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 2nd Class
Ambro, Eugene Allan, PO2, (1937-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Baldwin, Virgil Kenneth, PO2, (1939-1942) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Deck, Leonard Joseph, PO2, (1930-1943) SC SC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Harris, John Soloman, PO2, (1935-1944) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Klupp, Adam Jack, PO2, (1937-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lucky, Loyd, CPO, (1940-1960) FT FT-1138 Petty Officer Second Class
McCuen, Walter Rea, PO2, (1939-1944) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Chenoweth, Joseph Gordon, PO2, (1939-1944) TM TM-0000 Torpedoman 3rd Class
Abrams, Chester Lee, PO3, (1939-1942) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Buraga, Abelardo, PO3, (1937-1942) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Clack, Roy Lee, PO3, (1940-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hirst, Allen Albert, PO3, (1940-1944) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kramb, Charles Herman, PO3, (1938-1942) GM GMG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Adams, Harry Edward, S1c, (1940-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Barlow, Woods Richardson, S1c, (1940-1942) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Lowrey, John Jackson, S1c, (1941-1944) 00 S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Mathis, Jacob, S1c, (1940-1942) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Meringolo, Ferdinand Frank, S1c, (1940-1943) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Poulin, Lawrence, PO3, (1937-1945) WT WT-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Foss, Clarence Stewart, F2c, (1941-1944) 00 F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class
Hede, Adolph, CDR, (1925-1944) Commander
Sackett, Earl, RDML, (1915-1947) Commander
Goodall, Henry, LCDR Lieutenant Commander
McGREGOR, Louis, RADM Lieutenant Commander
Budzaj, Zygmond, LCDR, (1931-1954) Lieutenant

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