Rank and Name, Private First Class Travis Bee Arney.
Unit/Placed in, 3rd Battalion (M-Comp), 4th Marines.
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.
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.
Travis is born approx. on 1920 in Oklahoma.
Father, John H. Arney.
Mother, Martha J. (Sipsy) Arney.
Sister(s), Essie E. Lottie J. Willy M. and Betty M. Arney.
Brother(s), James, Virgil A. Hiram D. and Clint L. Arney.
Travis enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 278607.
Travis was KIA when he tried to escape from the “Hellship Shinyo Maru” on Sep. 7, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Good Conduct Medal, Marine Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Travis 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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com