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Aubuchon, Urvan A.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Urvan A. Aubuchon.

Unit/Placed in, 493rd Bomber Squadron, 7th Bomber Group, Heavy.

Camp Rangoon called Jail or Central Prison, Burma

Closed April 29, 1945 Rangoon Prison was located in Rangoon in Burma (Myanmar). Also known as Rangoon Central Prison, Rangoon Jail or Rangoon Central Jail.

approximately 600 Allied Prisoners Of War (POW) were detained at Rangoon Prison including 313 Americans were held at Moulmein Jail and Rangoon Jail (Burma Camp #5). Allied Prisoners Of War (POWs) that died in captivity were buried at nearby Rangoon Cemetery. On April 26, 1945 the Japanese commandant released the prisoners but they had virtually no supplies. Freed, the healthy prisoners marched to the 14th Army lines near Pegu and were liberated on May 2, 1945. Those to weak remained at Rangoon until liberated on May 2, 1945.


Urvan is born approx. on 1911 in Saint Louis, Virginia.

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Urvan enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 37183004.


Urvan‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,

Major           Werner Wesley                  Pilot

2nd Lt.          Theodore F. Young Jr.        Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Thomas P. Hogan              Navigator

1st Lt.           John C. Kelley                   Bombardier

TSgt.            Urvan A. Aubuchon            Engineer

TSgt.            Francis M. Daly Jr.            Radio Operator

SSgt.            Thomas E. Hopes               Asst. Engineer

SSgt.            Francis B. Jordan              Asst. Radio Operator

SSgt.            Sidney Kurtz                    Armor Gunner

SSgt.            Robert P. Tucker               Armor Gunner


Urvan was KIA/died as a POW at Camp Rangoon after 12 days,  (probarly) was injured from the crash on 26 Nov. 1943, he is honored with an Air Medal Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/7th_Bombardment_Group.html


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.

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

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

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

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


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

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

493rd Bomber Squadron
7th Bomber Group
Airfield Pandaveswar West, India
POW Camp Rangoon
Rangoon Cel
Rangoon Kitchen
His rank Technical Sergeant
Bomber Group Squadrons