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Charles Fredric Le Comte

Graduating Class of 1929
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Lieutenant Le Comte

Lieutenant
Charles Fredric Le Comte

Navy
Submarine Squadron 20
USS Canopus

Hometown

Long Beach, CA

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Fukuoka, Japan

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Taguig, Philippines

More About Lieutenant Le Comte

Lieutenant Le Comte was a member of the crew on the submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9), serving in the Philippine Islands.

After the ship was severely damaged on December 29, 1941 and subsequently scuttled to prevent the vessel from falling into enemy hands, he and his surviving comrades joined the ground forces in defense of Bataan and Corregidor. He was captured and held as a Prisoner of War and died on the Prison Ship Brazil Maru.