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Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Henry Grady Allen Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 91th Bomber Squadron, 27th Bomber Group (light).
Henry became a POW on Dec. 8, 1941 during the Japanese occupancy, and was imprisonment in Camp Las Pinas on the Philippine Islands.
Later he was on transport Oct. 3, 1944 with the Hellship Hokusen Maru to a Camp Takao in Taiwan, but he died of Pneumonia in Oct. 10, 1944.
Henry is born on Feb.23, 1920 in Geurgia.
Parents and Siblings, no record.
Henry enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 6973616.
Henry died on board the “the Hellship Hokussen Maru”(cause Pheumonia) on Oct. 10, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW MedalAsiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Henry is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Henry also has a Memorial Grave at Resthaven Cemetery, Washington,
Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
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The 27th Bombardment Group was formed in February 1940. It was equipped with the A-24, and on 1 November 1941 set sail for the Philippines, where it was to form part of the aerial garrison. The ground echelons arrived in the Philippines on 20 November, but the ship carrying their aircraft, the Meigs, couldn’t be provided with a suitable escort for the stage from Hawaii until 24 November. The aircraft were thus nowhere near the Philippines when the Japanese attacked on 8 December, and it quickly became clear that it would be far to dangerous to try and sail to the islands. The convoy was diverted to Australia.
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