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Baehr Jr. , Carl Adolph

Rank and Name, Major Carl Adolph Baehr Jr.

Unit/Placed in, 88th Field Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts.

Camp Cabanatuan(Pangatian)

(former HQ 91st Philippine army Division)

After the Japanese occupation in 1942, the camp was converted by the Imperial Japanese Army into the Cabanatuan POW Camp. At its height, 8,000 prisoners were detained at this location. The prisoners also included some civilians including one British and one Norwegian citizen.  This POW Camp detained prisoners until liberated during the night of January 30, 1945.

The rectangular camp spanned roughly 25 acres and was 800 yards deep by 600 yards wide, divided by a road in the center. The camp consisted of a barracks for Japanese guards, barracks for prisoners, a hospital and water tower enclosed by barbed wire with guard towers.

Oryoku Maru

Carl Baher was one of 1619 prisoners of War onboard the Oryoku Maru at Manila. The ship sailed on December 13, 1944, for Japan and when It arrived at Subic Bay, the same day, it was bombed by American planes from the USS Hornet, while it was picking up Japanese personnel. When dusk came, the planes broke off the attack. Next the planes returned and resumed the attack. On Dec. 15, 1944 and sunk the Ship. The Japanese abandoned ship, even ordered the POWs to abandon ship during the air raid when the American pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship’s holds, they stopped their attack. As the POWs swam to shore, the POWs were shot at by Japanese soldiers with machine guns.

 

Carl is born approx. on 7 Nov. 1912 in Texas.

Father, Carl A. Baehr.

Mother, Emilie B. Baher.

Sister(s), Katherine E. and Betty B.. Baehr.

 

Carl enlisted the service in District of Columbia with service number # 0-020280.

 

Carl was KIA was KIA when the Oryoku Maru was Bombed by American Planes, he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot him on Dec. 15, 1944

he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

Carl also has a Memorial Grave at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA.

 

Thanks to, https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1936-west-point-military-academy-1918460042

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Babcock, Elliot Coddington

Rank and Name, Major Elliot Coddington Babcock.

Unit/Placed in, 52nd Infantry Regt, 51st Philippine Infantry Division.

Camp Davao

Davao – Small port city on southeast coast of Mindanao. The POW camp was located some ten miles northwest of the port. Camp was closed in 1944 and the POWS were sent first to Cebu on the Yashu Maru. In Cebu, they were transferred to the Singoto Maru and moved to Manila and into Bilibid.

Oryoku Maru

Elliot C. Babcock was one of 1619 prisoners of War onboard the Oryoku Maru at Manila. The ship sailed on December 13, 1944, for Japan and when It arrived at Subic Bay, the same day, it was bombed by American planes from the USS Hornet, while it was picking up Japanese personnel. When dusk came, the planes broke off the attack. Next the planes returned and resumed the attack. On Dec. 15, 1944 and sunk the Ship. The Japanese abandoned ship, even ordered the POWs to abandon ship during the air raid when the American pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship’s holds, they stopped their attack. As the POWs swam to shore, the POWs were shot at by Japanese soldiers with machine guns.

 

Elliot is born approx. on 28 Oc. 1906 in Monmouth, Illinois.

Father, Lucius A. Babcock.

Mother, Bertha J. Babcock.

Brother(s), Lucius D. and Allen S. Babcock.

Spouse, Christine P. (Wolfe) Babcock.

 

Elliot enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 0-264191.

 

Elliot died as POW onboard the Hellship ”Oryoku Maru” on,  he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Austin, Thomas Underwood

Rank and Name, Second Lieutenant Thomas Underwood Austin.

Unit/Placed in, Field Artillery, United States Army.

Camp Davao

Davao – Small port city on southeast coast of Mindanao. The POW camp was located some ten miles northwest of the port. Camp was closed in 1944 and the POWS were sent first to Cebu on the Yashu Maru. In Cebu, they were transferred to the Singoto Maru and moved to Manila and into Bilibid.

Oryoku Maru

Thomas Austin was one of 1619 prisoners of War onboard the Oryoku Maru at Manila. The ship sailed on December 13, 1944, for Japan and when It arrived at Subic Bay, the same day, it was bombed by American planes from the USS Hornet, while it was picking up Japanese personnel. When dusk came, the planes broke off the attack. Next the planes returned and resumed the attack. On Dec. 15, 1944 and sunk the Ship. The Japanese abandoned ship, even ordered the POWs to abandon ship during the air raid when the American pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship’s holds, they stopped their attack. As the POWs swam to shore, the POWs were shot at by Japanese soldiers with machine guns.

 

Thomas is born approx. on 1921 in Alabama.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Thomas enlisted the service in New Mexico with service number # 2031895.

 

Thomas was KIA when the Oryoku Maru was bombed at Subic Bay, Philippines, he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot him on 15 Dec. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Arthun, Herbert

Rank and Name, Sergeant Herbert Arthun.

Unit/Placed in, 30th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy.

Camp Davao

Davao – Small port city on southeast coast of Mindanao. The POW camp was located some ten miles northwest of the port. Camp was closed in 1944 and the POWS were sent first to Cebu on the Yashu Maru. In Cebu, they were transferred to the Singoto Maru and moved to Manila and into Bilibid.

Shinyo Maru

The Hell Ships Shinyo Maru left Manila for Japan.

On Sep. 7, 1944 the ship was hit by 2 Torpedoes from the American Submarine USS Paddle off the Mindanao Coast.

Presumed of the 750 POW onboard, 668 were killed by the Japanese guards and impact of the torpedoes and sinking of the ship.

 

Herbert is born approx. on 8 April, 1919 in Absarokee, Montana.

Father, John C. Arthun.

Mother, Retsina (Vinningland) Artjun.

Sister(s), Volga T. Glays J. Helen an Infant?? Arthun.

Brother(s), Curtiss and John C. Arthun Jr.

 

Herbert enlisted the service in Montana with service number # 6577846.

 

Herbert died was KIA when the Shinyo Maru was Torpedoed, he tried to escape and the Japanese guards shot and he drowned him on Sep. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Amos, Jak

Rank and Name, Captain Jak Amos.

Unit/Placed in, Quarter Master Corps.

Oryoku Maru

Jak Amos was one of 1619 prisoners of War onboard the Oryoku Maru at Manila. The ship sailed on December 13, 1944, for Japan and arrived at Subic Bay. After arriving there, the same day, it was bombed by American planes from the USS Hornet, while it was picking up Japanese personnel. As dusk came, the planes broke off the attack. The planes returned and resumed the attack. On Dec. 15, 1944 and was sinking.

The Japanese abandoned ship. They then ordered the POWs to abandon ship during the air raid on the ship. When the American pilots saw the large number of men climbing from the ship’s holds, they stopped their attack. As the POWs swam to shore, the POWs were shot at by Japanese soldiers with machine guns.

 

Jak is born approx. on Oct. 7, 1914 in Georgia.

Mother, Berlie B. (Rigsby) Amos.

 

Jak enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 0-358741.

 

Jak was KIA when escaping from the “Hellship Oryoko Maru” on Dec. 15, 1944, he is honored with a Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Agne, George W.

Agne, George W.

Rank and Name,Private First Class George W. Agne.

Unit/Placed in,Medical Department.

Oryoku Maru

The Hell Ships Oryoku Maru left Manila on Dec. 13, 1944 with 1619 POW on-board.

Went to Japan for relocation from Cabanatuan Camp to others, she was attacked by a plane from the USS Hornet several times.

On Dec. 15, 1944 she was at Subic Bay, and sunk.

George is born in no record.

Parents, No Record.

George enlisted the U.S.Army in California with service number # 6729057.

George died as a POW on board the Oryoku Maru on Dec.15, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

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

Wall of the missing.

Thanks to ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org ,  Jean Louis Vijgen , Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,  Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. : http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider, Armand Hendriks https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Hell Ship "Oryoku Maru"
His rank Private First Class