79 John Porter Derrington, Paris, Tennessee

79 John Porter Derrington, Paris, Tennessee

John Porter Derrington

John Porter Derrington
John Porter Derrington

Rank/Rate:    Water Tender, Second Class

Service Number:    295 28 25

Birth Date:    July 10, 1917

From:    Paris, Tennessee

Decorations:    Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal

Ship:    USS Canopus (AS-9)

Date of Death:    September 22, 1942

Location:    Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp, Philippine Islands

Circumstances:    Died of beriberi

Remarks:    Photo courtesy of Wayne Lankford, son of friend. Information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS CANOPUS (AS-9)

On Eternal Patrol list of men lost on the USS Canopus (AS-9)

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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