From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Canterbury Pierce '39

Date of birth: August 8, 1917

Date of death: January 5, 1944

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:


Canterbury was lost when USS Scorpion (SS 278) was sunk sometime after January 5, 1944. He was executive officer of the boat.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Wartime Service

He reported aboard USS Scorpion (SS 278) on September 27, 1943, before the boat's third war patrol. He was XO for the fourth and final patrol.

Unable to find a citation for the Bronze Star medal he was awarded.

Class of 1939

Canterbury is one of 77 members of the Class of 1939 on Virtual Memorial Hall.