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Alford, George

Rank and Name, Private First Class George Alford.

Unit/Placed in, 4th Chemical Company, Aviation.


George was a Rifleman, and fought in the Battle of Bataan and become a POW on April 9, 1942, and died on-board the “Hellship Arisan Maru” on transport to a POW Camp in Japan.


George is born 1909 in Morgan County, Alabama.


Father, Pleasant M. Alford.

Mother, Beulah (Sterling) Alford.

Sister, Grace Alford.

Brother, Coy Alford.


George enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 6390117.



George died the “Hellship Arisan Maru” when it was Torpedoed by USS Shark or Uss Snook between Taiwan and the Philippines Island on Oct. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to http://www.us-japandialogueonpows.org/Bowen.htm

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/

Hell Ship "Arisan Maru"
His rank Private First Class