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William Wojtkielewicz

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 Purple HeartPrisoner of War Medal

Rank/Rate Electrician's Mate, Third Class
Service Number 243 70 91
Birth Date October 30, 1918
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  

Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

*This man had been serving on USS William B. Preston (AVD-7) until November 3, 1941, when he was transferred to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Canacao, Philippine Islands, for medical treatment.  The date he was transferred to USS Canopus is unclear.

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