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Benjamin Franklin Autrey

Benjamin Franklin Autrey

 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Chief Torpedoman's Mate
Service Number 020 17 76
Birth Date May 2, 1907
From San Diego, California
Decorations Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
Ship USS Canopus (AS-9)
Date of Death October 24, 1944
Location Aboard the Hellship Arisan Maru
Circumstances Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners
of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by
USS Shark (SS-314)
Remarks Benjamin was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo courtesy of Milford Autrey, nephew.  Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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