84 Charles Richard Tinker, Born Ernestville, Tennessee

84 Charles Richard Tinker, Born Ernestville, Tennessee

Charles Richard Tinker

Charles Richard Tinker
Charles Richard Tinker

Rank/Rate:    Seaman, First Class

Service Number:    381 39 94

Birth Date:    June 14, 1920

From:    Tucson, Arizona

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:    Charles was born in Ernestville, Tennessee. Photo is from the University of Arizona “Desert” yearbook, 1939, Rifle Team.  Photo courtesy of Mary Mihovich. 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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Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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