Naugle, John Wesley, CPO

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
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Primary Unit
1942-1942, RM-0000, Prisoner of War/Japan
Service Years
1932 - 1942
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Home Town
Stockton, CA
Last Address
721 E Jackson St
Stockton, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 28, 1942
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
World War II
Location of Interment
Park View Cemetery - Stockton, California
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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
Service: Navy
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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