Rank and Name, Captain Jack Cary Altman.
Unit/Placed in, 194th Tank Battalion.
The Arisan Maru was a Hell Ships (former Cargo, used for Transport POW’s to other Camps) sunk on Oct. 24, 1944.
The Arisan Maru, sailed from Manila on October 10, 1944 for Japan. This ship was sunk by the American submarine,USS Snook (Shark?) with three torpedoes, east of Hong Kong, on October 24, 1944. There were 1800 POWs aboard – 1793 died. Eight men survived this.
Two days later, five of the survivors were rescued by a Chinese fishing junk. The Chinese helped them reach American Air Corps forces. Other survivors were recaptured by a Japanese destroyer and taken to Formosa.
This Hell Ship sank in the South China Sea making it the worst naval disaster in the history of the United States.
Jack is born approx. on 1911 in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.
Father, Abram C. Altman.
Mother, Nellie M. Altman.
Halfsister(s), Peggy J. Altman.
Brother(s), Frank L. Bill and Roger G. Altman.
Spouse, Ruth H. (Putnam) Altman.
Jack enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-324003.
Jack died onboard the “Hellship Arisan Maru” when it was Torpedoed on Oct. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Jack 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