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Akloff, William W.

Rank and Name, Corporal William W. Akloff.

Unit/placed in, 4th Denomination Detachment, Aviation.


The Shinyo Maru was a Hell Ships sunk on Sep. 7, 1944.

The Shinyo Maru, sailed from Manila on Sep. 7,  1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine the USS Paddle of the coast of Manao. There were 750 POWs aboard – 668 Allied prisoners of war were killed fighting their Japanese guards or killed when their ship, the Shinyō Maru was sunk. Survivors made it to the shores of Sindangan Bay, and they received aid from friendly Filipino guerrillas.


William was born in 1918, California.


Father, William Akloff.

Born in Russia.

Mother, Anna (Eydokimoff).

Born in Turkey.

Sister, Mary Akloff.  

Brothers, John and Alex Akloff.


William entered  the service from Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro, California May 7, 1941 in with service number # 19057025.


William died when the Shinyo Maru was Torpedoed by the SS Paddle, on Sep. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.submarinesailor.com/history/pow/paddlesinksshinyomaru/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Hellship "Shinyo Maru"
Camp Davao