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Naugle, John Wesley, CPO.
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Home Town Stockton, CA
Last Address 721 E Jackson St Stockton, CA
Casualty Date Dec 28, 1942
Cause Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason Illness, Disease
Conflict World War II
Location of Interment Park View Cemetery - Stockton, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates Not Specified
Last Known Activity
After the fall of Bataan, USS Pigeon's (ASR-6) crew spent the days on shore and returned to their ship for night operations that included dumping Philippine currency in the channel south of Corregidor. She continued to serve until the afternoon of 4 May 1942, when a bomb from a dive bomber exploded on her starboard quarter. She sank in eight minutes but her crew was on shore. The Japanese later captured the sailors. While many of the POWs survived the war, CRM Naugle were among those who died in the Osaka POW camp. One source states that he died of dysentery.
Service number: 3853978
Prisoner of War Medal
Awarded for actions during World War II
Rank: Chief Radioman
Division: Prisoner of War (Japan)
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Citation: Chief Radioman John Wesley Naugle (NSN: 3853978), 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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