Klupp, Adam Jack, EM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1938-1942, EM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
Service Years
1937 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
1918
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Tommy Burgdorf (Birddog), FC2 to remember Klupp, Adam Jack, PO2.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Regent
Last Address
Not Specified

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

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback 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 Bataan
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description
Battle of Bataan and Bataan Death March
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

Memories
On 1 January 1942 she received a decond direct bomb hit. This time a fragmentation bomb which exploded near the top of the towering smokestack resulting in substantial damage to the ship and injuries to 16 men of the gun crews.

Disguised as a bombed out, listing, abandoned hulk, smoke pots were placed around the ship and giving the appearance of an abandoned hulk by day, while the ship hummed with activity by night. Her crew worked at a fevered pace repairing the smaller ships also left behind and keeping the submarines in action.

Just before the New Year, the last of the submarines left Canopus, but she never quit as she cared for small craft and equipment of the Army and Navy, sent her men into battle in the improvised naval battalion which fought on Bataan, and converted her own launches into miniature gunboats dubbed Mickey Mouse Battleships which attacked the Japanese moving south near the shore. But the overwhelming Japanese strength could not be held off forever, and upon the surrender of Bataan on the night of 8/9 April, 1942 CANOPUS was ordered scuttled in Mariveles Bay, Bataan, to deny her use to the enemy. On 9 April, she was backed off into deep water under her own power and the veteran whom the Japanese could not sink ended a lifetime of service to the Navy when she was laid to rest by her own men.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  42 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Cox, Jr., George, ENS, (1941-1945)
  • Seashols, Bob, CPO, (1938-1945)
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