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USS Canopus (AS-9)


The submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9) received severe damage when hit by heavy bombers on December 29, 1941. She lost six of her crew in the attack, with another six wounded. She was later scuttled off Manila Bay rather than face capture by the enemy.  Her crew was used in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor.  A large number of her crew died in the Philippine Islands, during transport to POW camps in Japan, or in the camps themselves.  The listing below is probably incomplete. In late November of 2021, six additional men were added to this listing.

A listing ot men who were assigned to USS Canopus and who are thought to have survived the war follows the listing of the men who were lost.

Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site.  Research is ongoing, and many pages have recently been updated.  Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.

  Name Photo
1 David Louis Aarhaus  Yes
2 Chester Lee Abrams  Needed
3 Harry Edward Adams*  Yes
4 William Fabian Allard  Yes
5 James Douglas Allen  Needed
6 Eugene Allan Ambro*  Yes
7 John Bertram Arnaud*  Yes
8 Benjamin Franklin Autrey*  Yes
9 Robert William Baer*  Yes
10 Paul Reginald Baggett  Needed
11 Vincent Leonard Bailey  Yes
12 Virgil Kenneth Baldwin  Yes
13 Charles Sherman Barker  Yes
14 Woods Richardson Barlow  Yes
15 Donald Patrick Barrett  Yes
16 Robert Leon Barrows  Yes
17 Joseph John Beisler  Yes
18 Theodore Stanley Berry  Needed
19 John Cunningham Brakey Biddle  Yes
20 Charles Acle Bishop*  Yes
21 Wilbur Burdett Blackburn  Needed
22 Dwaine Gale Bond  Yes
23 William Branchen, Jr.  Yes
24 Ralph Emory Brendlinger  Yes
25 Ralph John Brennan  Yes
26 Don Baily Bristow  Yes
27 Richard Cloyd Brittingham  Needed
28 Ellis Richard Brown  Needed
29 William Burns*  Yes
30 George Dwight Butler*  Yes
31 Walter Kohler Byers, Jr.  Needed
32 Jack Rudolph Byrd  Yes
33 Peter Caioly  Yes
34 Waid Bertram Calhoun*  Yes
35 John Nelson Cambron  Yes
36 John Judson Campbell  Needed
37 William Theodore Carpenter*  Needed
38 John Franklin Casey*  Needed
39 George Reece Chaney  Yes
40 Joseph Gordon Chenoweth  Yes
41 George John Chopchik  Yes
42 Roy Lee Clack*  Yes
43 Charles Porter Claffy  Yes
44 Vernon Floyd Clark  Yes
45 Alva Leroy Clary  Yes
46 Claude Dewitt Combs*  Yes
47 Alonzo Edger Cook, Jr.  Yes
48 Benjamin Franklin Coon*  Yes
49 Alva Roberts Cowan  Needed
50 Joseph Theodore Cox*  Yes
51 Leonard Crane  Yes
52 James Hollie Darling  Yes
53 Leonard Joseph Deck  Needed
54 Vernon Melvin Deck*  Yes
55 Victorino Deguzman  Needed
56 John Porter Derrington  Yes
57 George Dudley Edwards  Needed
58 John William Elliot  Yes
59 Feliciano Elvina  Needed
60 Edward Howard Engblom  Yes
61 Clarence DeVere Fairchild, Jr.  Yes
62 Henry Joseph Fisher, Jr.  Needed
63 Morris Alton Flagg  Needed
64 Clarence Stewart Foss*  Yes
65 Kenneth Carl France*  Yes
66 Orlan Elwin Fuller  Needed
67 Eugene Arthur Gammon*  Yes
68 William Burton Gay  Yes
69 Lawrence Junior Gibbs  Needed
70 Bill Edmond Gillespie  Needed
71 Jesse James Gilliam  Needed
72 Farrell Cyrus Girkin*  Needed
73 Robert James Gisner  Needed
74 Charles Francis Glover  Needed
75 Edgar Henry Goslin*  Needed
76 Joseph Anthony Granes  Yes
77 Dewitt Osborn Graves  Yes
78 Charles Ambrose Guyon  Needed
79 Alton Henry Hall  Yes
80 Joseph Ambrose Halpin  Yes
81 Dewey Lee Hardy  Yes
82 Roland Eugene Harrell  Yes
83 John Soloman Harris  Yes
84 Lamar Hugo Hartje  Yes
85 Jenness Peraly Haskell  Needed
86 Edward Warren Hastings  Yes
87 Bazil Muse Hatfield, Jr.  Yes
88 Maurice Charles Havey  Yes
89 Adolph Hede  Yes
90 William Louis Hershey*  Needed
91 Ross Eldon Hippler*  Yes
92 Allen Albert Hirst*  Yes
93 Kermit Ward Hodges  Yes
94 Dallas Eugene Householder  Needed
95 David Carroll Howard  Needed
96 Frederick Christopher Howell  Needed
97 Ernest John Hubal  Needed
98 Lawrence Thomas Hughes*  Yes
99 Edward Jennings Hutchison  Yes
100 Lester Dale Jackson  Yes
101 Howard Frank Jaquin  Yes
102 Donald Charles Jensen  Yes
103 Arthur Johnson  Needed
104 Harlan Wayne Johnson  Yes
105 Robert Edward Johnson  Yes
106 William Beecher Jones  Needed
107 Leo Benedict Kalamaja*  Yes
108 John Edward Kanae*  Yes
109 Harry Edwin Karwoski*  Needed
110 Harold Gene Kelley  Yes
111 Charles Raymond Kelly  Yes
112 Benjamin Franklin Kennedy  Yes
113 Murry Bryan Kimball  Needed
114 Horace Edward King  Yes
115 Kenneth Harold Kinney  Yes
116 Lloyd Elmer Klett, Jr.  Yes
117 Adam Jack Klupp*  Yes
118 Mark John Koep  Yes

Charles Herman Kramb, Jr.

120 David Lexton Latham*  Yes
121 Charles Frederick LeComte  Yes
122 George Waldon Lee*  Yes
123 Clifford Stanley Lesurf  Yes
124 Robert Simon Lewis  Yes
125 Edward James Lloyd  Yes
126 Otto James Lyon*  Needed
127 Donald Dale Mackey  Yes
128 Jose Malazo  Needed
129 Joseph Malysicwski  Needed
130 Paul Bernard Martin  Yes
131 Kenneth James Matchett*  Needed
132 Jacob Mathis  Yes
133 Clyde Maxwell  Needed
134 Richard Henry Mayberry  Yes
135 Virgil Ford McClatchey*  Yes
136 Nicholas Joseph McCormack  Yes
137 Charles Francis McCoy  Needed
138 William Thomas McCranie*  Needed
139 Walter Rea McCuen*  Yes
140 Raymond Kermit McIntire  Needed
141 Francis Joseph McManus  Yes
142 Ferdinand Frank Meringolo  Yes
143 Darius Thomas Midgett  Yes
144 Walter Herschel Mitchell  Yes
145 Robert Bruce Monroe  Yes
146 Wencislao Montero  Needed
147 Harold Martin Moore  Needed
148 Keith Noel Morrell  Yes
149 J. Earl Moulton  Needed
150 Anderson Mitchell Munn  Needed
151 Jack Kenneth Nash*  Yes
152 William Joseph O'Brian, Jr.  Yes
153 Bethel Veech Otter  Yes
154 Gilbert Ernest Palmer  Needed
155 William Harrison Patrick*  Yes
156 Woodrow David Patterson*  Yes
157 Loren Boyd Penter*  Needed

Paul Edward Perry

159 Herbert Laverne Phelps  Yes
160 George Hendrick Phifer  Yes
161 Clark Allen Philson*  Yes
162 Nicholas Frank Piacun  Yes
163 Arthur William Pinkham  Yes
164 Paul Webster Pinkham*  Yes
165 Justino Pletado  Needed
166 Luther Melvin Pliler*  Yes
167 Frank Jay Potter*  Yes
168 John Michael Powell*  Yes
169 Odeen Delano Powell*  Yes
170 Reese Powell  Needed
171 Ray Sherman Pryor  Needed
172 Howard William Purinton  Yes
173 Benjamin Nathan Rauch, Jr.*  Needed
174 Frederick Scott Ravin  Yes
175 Frank Anthony Re  Yes
176 Solomon Reeves  Needed
177 William Lloyd Reiter  Yes
178 William Henry Rex  Needed
179 Lloyd Houghten Schantz  Yes
180 Charles William Schnabel  Needed
181 William Theodore Schneider  Yes
182 Donald Allen Selvig  Yes
183 Robert Glenn Shove  Yes
184 Kenneth Woodrow Shumway*  Yes
185 Benjamin Ford Siegel  Yes
186 Ansel King Simpson  Yes
187 Percy Henry Simpson  Needed
188 Peter Smetana  Yes
189 Howard Bruce Smith*  Needed
190 Julio Forest Smith  Yes
191 Rudolph Paul Steck  Yes
192 George Edward Stires  Yes
193 Stephen Raymond Sturgell*  Needed
194 Peter Paul Swinconos*  Yes
195 Forest Lee Taylor*  Needed
196 James Leon Taylor*  Yes
197 Linzia Coy Teem  Needed
198 Arthur Joseph Thumme  Yes
199 Charles Richard Tinker*  Yes
200 Paul Sanford Tulloch  Needed
201 Lawrence Franklin Tyree*  Needed
202 Guy Vance  Needed
203 Thomas Edwin Wall  Yes
204 Edward Clarence Webber*  Yes
205 Lynn Clayton Weeman  Yes
206 Leonard Michael Weis  Yes
207 John Lytle Welch  Yes
208 Manuel Owen Whitaker  Yes
209 Alfred Fitzgerald White  Needed
210 William Douglas Wiley  Needed
211 Paul John Wilkens  Yes
212 William Wojtkielewicz*  Needed
213 Kenneth Charles Wood  Needed
214 Thaddeus Wresinski*  Yes
215 Robert Sanford Wright  Yes
216 Marion Richard Yeargin  Yes
217 Ralph William Young  Needed
218 Squire Boone Zane  Yes

*Men who died when the Hellship Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk on October 24, 1944 by USS Shark (SS-314).

Dallas Eugene Householder and Stephen Raymond Sturgell were added to this list on November 24, 2021. William Joseph O'Brian, Jr. and Alfred Fitzgerald White were added on November 26, 2021. Paul Bernard Martin and Wencislao Montero were added on November 30, 2021.

We are presently researching William Henry Glass, Machinist, who may have joined the Canopus crew in 1941. ____________________________________________________________________________

The following men served on USS Canopus and are thought to have survived the war.

Note that the men whose names are followed by an asterisk (*) are sailors whose records are incomplete. With the exception of Yee D. Ying, who was from Hong Kong, all are believed to have been from the Philippines. We are attempting to asertain the fate of each. Please contact us if you have further information on any of these men.

Name Name Name
Theodore (Teodoro) Abelon* Carl Otto Grewe Clarence Hampton Nelson, Jr.
George A. Abrahamsen James Sullivan Griffin Herbert Carl Neumann
James Ackerman Oscar Theodore Gullickson Alfred Harry Newell
David Garland Allen Edward J. Hall John Thomas Nicholson
Bayard Powers Ames Vaness Frederick Hall Milford Nielsen
Levio Amidei Claude Amos Hamilton William Wayne Nies
Holger Hans Andersen Charlie Hammon David Nixon, Jr.
Earl Gustav Anderson Jess Willard Hanson Sylvester Farrington North
Epifanio Angeles* Walter Evans Happy, Jr. Harley Theodore Null
Harold Cyril Augustine John Leroy Harrington Burl Lee Nye
Ralph Lloyd Augustus Otto Bennefield Harris James Aloysius O'Connor
Lowell Everett Auton Earl Tasker Hartsell Thomas John O'Connor
Ivan John Bailey Warren Karl Hawkes Jessie Lee Odey
Aloysius Stanley Bajorek Andrew Allen Henry Joseph Patrick O'Grady
Louis B. Balen Julian Herrera* McKinley Oliver
Archie Norman Banbury George Roswell Higley Melville Louis Oliver
Burke Hugh Barfield Lester James "Jim" Hildreth, Jr. James Marcellus O'Mally
Thomas Elmer Barnum Gerald Woodie Hines Lyle Forrest Orcutt
Wallace Arthur Barton Merlin Freeland Hinrichsen James Irwin Orr
Richard Allen Beam Allen Jones Hodge Harold Peter Orth
Glen Taylor Bean Robert Faye Hoffsetz Matthew Ovington
Dean Leo Beavers Grady Lee Hoggard Samuel Robert Owens
Franklin Clark Beckett Wesley James Holden Manuel Pacumio*
Thomas Delbert Beers James Herron "Jimmie" Hooten Richard Edward Paget
Junior G. Bevis George Rice Howerton, Jr. Perfecto Palma*
Robert Gray "Bick" Bickley Albert Neal Hughes Eulogio Palomares*
Frank Herndon Bigelow Jess Willard Hughes John Jackson Parker
Joseph Regis Bigley William Allen Hummell Ted Parker, Jr.
Harry Arnold Bilbo Jack Humphrey Harold Pentius Parks
Otis Ray Bills William Albert Hunter William Alexander Parks
Cordell Bingham William Adolphus Hutchison Thomas Anthony Passaretti
Rollie Heym Blair James Earl Irey William Anderson Patton
Harry Yeager Blankenhorn Cloyd Walter Jackson Charles George Pearman
George Junior Blevins Wilbur Joseph Jackson Charles John Peda
George W. Bollin, Jr. Abe Jacobs, Jr. James Leonard Penola
Owen Boothroyd, Jr. Cletus Wilfred Jaeger Joseph Raymond Perry
James Douglas Bordwell John Edward Jaeger, Jr. Joseph Perry, Jr.
Lester Aran Bostian Edwin Henry Jahn Shannon Lester Petersen
Emmitt Paul Bowen Lee Farris Jarrell James Lyle Peterson
Whitton F. Brill Howard Jeanes Warren Gamaliel Petty
Mark Floyd Britain William Floyd Jeffries Leonard Virgil Pickett
Henry Maxie Broussard Arthur Wallace Jensen Robert Ping
Lee Euel Broussard Harold Chris Jenson Santos Ponce*
Charles Milton Brown Edmin Leroy Johnson Walter Edward Portis
David Joseph Brown Nelson Laverne Johnson Lawrence Everett Poulin
Theodore Richard Brownell Willard Carroll "Gus" Johnson Thomas Price
James Richard Brumley Wilmer Johnson Charles Hubert Primm
Zygmond "Ziggie" Budzaj Robert Wilfred Johnston Theodore Foch "Ted" Provost
John Burk Leslie Jones Burrel James Reynolds
John J. Burke Osborne Joseph Jones Herman Edgar Rhodes
Earnest Michael Burnette John William Joyce William Lloyd Ritter
Robert Vernon Burton Nicholas Richard Kalynych Morton Edmund Roberts
John Burtz Walter John Karkut Jack Jerome Rocher
Richard Charles Busch Chester Kazmierczak Arthur Clemense Rogowski
George Bronson Butterfield Robert William Kellam Albin C. Ronning
Elmer Guy Byers, Jr. Charles Raymond Kelly Earl Brigham Rose
Joseph Valton Calkins John Kenney Melvin Leland Routt
John Edward Carnes Darwin Frost Kidd John Patrick Ryan
James Edward Carpenter Francis Richard Kidder Earl Leroy Sackett (CO)
Teodoro Carpio* James Marvin Kimbell Alma Ernest Salm
Arthur William Chandler Burton Vernon King Leopoldo L. Salvestre*
Gilbert Charlesworth, Jr. Frank King Frank A. Satterfield
John Marvin Cheek Nathan Hughes King Virgil Laverne Sauers
Arthur Christensen Jack Pershing Kirby William O. Savage
John Robert Christian Peter Joseph Kirhgesner George Arthur Schneickert
L. B. Chrouch Raymond Wilson Kirk Nicholas Scillo
John Rudolph Cicha Joseph Edward Klepek James Colouitt Scott
Edgar Rohr Clark Harold William Kneeland Ralph Norfleet Searcy
Charles Vance Claybourn Aubrey Arthur Knight Daniel David Senften
John Porter Collins Chester Brown Knight Paul Louis Shealy
William M. Collins Guy Ellis Knod Robert Carlton Sheats
Woodrow Wilson Conaway John Leland Koon Wright Painter Shill, Jr.
Floyd Ottis Conn Howard William Koviak Robert Dorus Simmons
Arthur L. Connell Phillip Charles Krebs Hugh Hanceford Sims
Lawrence Cooke Bennie Krupa Terrance Abner Sims
James Noel Cooper Anthony Kruszyna James Emerson Singletary
Doyle Dewitt Cordell Arthur Franklin Krutsch Thomas Edward Smallwood
Esteban Corrales* Edward Nolan Kuck Donald Lonnie Smith
Charles Frank Craig Gregorio Ladrillono* Talmadge A. Smithey
Harvey Burnham Crowder Marshall John Laforet Arthur Owen Snyder
Clemente Cuevas* Earl Albert Lafrance Morris Solomon
Floyd Damerville Earl Walter Lang Pedro Songco*
Emilio David* William Arsene Laplante Lewis Joseph Stalcup
Harvey Oliver Davis Pedro Lauron* Loren Elmer Stamp
John Earl Davis Arthur William Lazcano Ivan Max Stearmer
Robert M. Day Allen William Lee Warren Gerald Steigerwald
George Lexington Defibaugh Jack Boggan Lee Meyer Martin Steingart
Richard Alphonse Dennig John Wilson Lee Russell Clifton Stewart
Francis Henry "Fritz" Dennis Clarence Albert Lehman Ernest Orville Streeter
Richard Henry Deuitch Ernest M. Lemoine Ramon C. Taimanglo*
Wilson Herbert Devoss Charles Joseph Lewis Robert Earl Thompson
Fabio Dinero* Theodore C. Lietz Rodger Evart Tiefenbach
Peter Robert Doran, Jr. Herbert Milton Linton Herman Joseph Tihen
Jerry Howard Douglas Loyd Vernon Lucky George Phillip Trichler
Francis Marion Driver Juan Lunas* John J. Trimmer
Jearuld Jeston Drown Harold Tenney Lundberg Richard Enoch Tucker
Aubrey Claude Dunn Jose R. Macario* Joseph Lyle Turner
George Verl Edwards Arthur Glenn Macbain Thomas Turvey
Randall Stokes Edwards Jack Julian Madison Bennedict Anthony Vaitkus
Hans E. Ehlers Philip Leland Mann Bernard Lloyd Vice
William Thomas Ehrhart Duke Richmond Manry Placido Villacompa*
Armund Joseph Eichers Henry Raymond Maples Lorenzo Villaflor*
Victor C. Erwin Norman Raymond Markwell Dominador M. Villanueva*
Sotero Esguerra* Seraphin R. Martinez* Margarito Villarasa*
Milton Farkas George Frank Mason Robert Francis Vondette
Warren John Foley Harvey Lee Massingill Edward Thadeus Walaszek
Gordon Raphual Fontaine Elvin Lawrence Maze John David Waldrep
Claude Mahlon Fraleigh John McCambridge Lawrence James Walker
Uldarico D. Francia* James Benjamin McCarthy Raymond Edward Wall
Russell Edward Frazee James Henry McCarthy Robert Eugene Ward
Edward Elmer Freel Donald Nesbit McCutcheon Roy Levi Warren
Lawrence Irving Freeman Donald Bruce McDougall Francis Charles Waterloo
Clair Benton Frost Mcdowell Basil McDowell Royce Talmadge Webb
Lawrence Karl Frost William Stewart McDowell Warren Lamar Weekley
Robert Gregory Fry William Gordon McDuffie Sylvester Harold Welter
Augustin Raoul Gagnon Joseph McElhenny Virgil Charles Wemmer
Theodore John Galbavy Darrell Eugene McGhee Rankin Wallier Wheatly
Burton Conrad Galde Albert Hazard McGinnis Kenneth Raymond Wheeler
Thomas Oakley Gale James Merrill McGrath James Francis White
Nathan Andrew Gardner Lee Anderson McNeece James Frederick White
Frederick Garza Alvin Lloyd McNeil Leonard Vincent Whitney, Sr.
Richard Frank Gascoigne Russell Orvill McQueen Robert Archie Wilkes
James Harvey Gaul Harry Othnal Meggins Edwin Derby Williams
Joe Bailey Gear Henry Hugh Merritt, Jr. Carl Malone Wilson
Silvestre Germono* Emerson George Metzcar Willis Lee Wilson
Robert Emmet Gibbons Donald Wayne Miller James William Winkler
William Jonathan Gibson Robert Louis Miller Ira Luther "Luke" Wofford
John Lewis Glenn Emerson John "Mike" Milliken Yee D. Ying*
Robert Lee Golightly Carlos Monzon* Andres Ylagan*
Dominador Gomez* Clemente Morada* Robert William Younghivich
Henry William Goodall Melvin Clyde Moritz Stephan Yurchak
Martin Joseph Gorham Stanley Mroz Walter Edward Zergman
Walter Leroy Grant Gerald Vincent Munson Felix Stanley Zych
Harry Thomas Gray Durward Alfred Naese  
John Douglas Gray Louis Nash  

*Research is being conducted to determine the fate of these men.


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