Rank and Name, Private First-Class William Murle Allred.
Unit/Placed in, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment.
The SS Shinyo Maru was a Hell Ships (former Japanese Cargo Steamer, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Sep. 7, 1944.
The SS Shinyo Maru, sailed from Manila on Aug. 20, 1944 for Japan in Convoy, seven other vessels, including two torpedo boats, two tankers, and four other medium and small cargo ships. This ship was sunk by the American submarine USS Paddle with two torpedoes, east of Mindanao, on Sep. 7, 1944. There were 750 POWs aboard – 668 died, of them 5 US Serviceman. 82 men survived this sinking.
William is born approx. on 1916 in Grant County, New Mexico.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
William enlisted the service in New Mexico with service number # 38011941.
William died as a POW on board the Shinyo Maru on Sep. 7, 1944, he is honored with a POW Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Roster of Allied Prisoners of War believed aboard Shinyo Maru
when torpedoed and sunk 7 September 1944
82 survivors 668 deaths
7 ALLRED WILLIAM MURLE PFC 38011941 CAC C Btry 200th CA Regt (AA)