Foss, Clarence Stewart, F2c

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Last Rank
Fireman 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
F2c-0000-Fireman 2nd Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1941-1942, F2c-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
Service Years
1941 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Fireman 2nd Class

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ventura
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesUSS Canopus AS-34/AS-9 AssociationAmerican Ex-POW AssociationMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1942, USS Canopus AS-34/AS-9 Association [Verified]
  1944, American Ex-POW Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
May / 1942

Description
American Forces relentless effort to hold the Philippine Islands against an overwhelming Japanese Force. The Japanese eventually forced an American Surrender.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
May / 1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

Memories
On 7 December 1941, Canopus, aging but able, lay at Cavite Navy Yard, as tender to Submarine Squadron 20. In the days that followed, her men worked day and night to repair ships damaged in the daily air raids as well as to keep her brood of submarines at sea. With the Army falling back on Manila, Canopus sailed to Mariveles Bay at the tip of Bataan on Christmas Day. On 29 December 1941 she received her first direct bomb hit. A 500 pound armor piercing bomb penetrated all decks and exploded on the propeller shaft housing. Six sailors were killed mostly from scalding and fires started in the engine rooms and magazines. The six men were buried at sea at 1735 hours in Mariveles Bay at the tip of Bataan.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  51 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Ralston, Frank, CAPT, (1935-1969)
  • Totoro, Leo, PO3, (1942-1945)
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