Two things of interest in his listing.He is shown with the rating of "PAINTER 2nd"This is his rate and specialty.
The sleeve insignia for PAINTER is one of several carried under the heading of CARPENTER'S MATE.So his sleeve insignia would be the crossed fire axes. Navy ranks are in inverse order to grade---1st Class carries three chevrons.Third Class only one.Second Class is two chevrons.
The date of capture is 6 MAY 1942, which is the date concurrent with the fall of Corregidor and the surrender of the Phillipines.
I doubt he was "aboard a ship that went down and was captured".It is more probable that he was with a land-based force.Whether he had been in ship board service prior to the surrender is something still to be determined.But it is most likely he was on land when the surrender occurred.The May 6 date would also suggest CORREGIDOR, but that date is inclusive of ALL US forces still resisting THROUGHOUT the Phillipine Islands on that date.
Dave Berry www.PathfinderHistoricalConsultants.com